The MoT Files: The first MoT - bottom 10 cars

At the bottom of the table for cars passing their MoT first time there's a definite trend towards French brands and - surprisingly given its reputation - Volkswagen. Rather than being company car 'repmobiles' many of the cars in the bottom 10 are actually family cars and people carriers, which is not what you'd expect.

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Fiat 500 80% pass rate

The popular Fiat 500 is a choice among younger drivers and this perhaps explains the lower MoT pass rate. Younger drivers tend to be harder on their cars and routine maintenance is often neglected due to the costs. Compare the pass rate of the 500 to the best performer - Honda Jazz at 90 per cent - and the difference is considerable.

Click here to see the Fiat 500 MoT File


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