The MoT Files: Bottom 50 MoT performers
Our MoT data reveals a lot of information about the specifics of common MoT failure causes, whether simple bulb failures or more complex and dangerous problems, like worn out brakes or excessive rust. But what are the UK’s worst overall cars for the Mot?
We list the 50 models that have the lowest overall pass rates in the country. We’ve put a filter on so only models of which more than 5000 were tested appear, to filter out rare cars or particularly old models.
More than half a million 206s were tested in the period our data covers, and just over half of them failed their MoT. Older cars fare worse than newer cars, as you’d expect, but more importantly they fare worse than other cars of the same age on average.