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. 

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Daewoo Matiz – 42% pass rate

The Daewoo Matiz was superseded by the Chevrolet Matiz – but it was really just a rebranding of the same car, which in part explains the poor MoT pass rate. The Matiz’s big fall points are typical of cars of this age, with lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment being the biggest offender (27.4 per cent) while suspension       accounts for 27 per cent of fails and brakes make up 20.4 per cent.



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