The MoT Files: The first MoT - bottom 10 manufacturers

Contrary to popular belief, buying a new car doesn’t necessary mean years of trouble free motoring. Indeed, analysis of VOSA records show that only 80 per cent of cars (registered in 2010) passed their first MoT, with thousands of motorists left to pick up the bill with many warranties running out after three years.

Here we reveal the worst offenders when it comes to manufacturers failing the first MoT. Not only does this list show the UK’s poorest performers, but it also shows which cars are more likely to fail once that all important (three year) warranty expires. 

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Citroen 75% pass rate

The worst manufacture for failing the first MoT is Citroen, with a disappointing pass rate of just 75 per cent. This rate is dragged down in some part by the performance of the Grand C4 Picasso (pictured). The seven-seat people carrier has a woeful pass rate for its first MoT, with just 63 per cent of cars passing through unhindered. Other disappointing models from the Citroen range the C2 and C5, with both achieving a 77 per cent pass rate. 



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