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.
The Cavalier hasn’t been available on the UK market for more than 15 years and numbers are dwindling, leaving very few cars on the road. Those that are left are past their best, with many components having endured years and miles of work and weather – so a pass rate lower than 50 per cent shouldn’t be a shock.