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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Chevrolet 77% pass rate

Chevrolet might be a small volume seller in the UK, but its failure rate is alarmingly high when it comes to the first MoT. According to VOSA records for 2010 registered cars, two out of 10 Chevrolet failed the MoT, with the Captiva (pictured) being the worst performer with a 74 per cent failure rate. The Aveo also scored poorly (74 per cent) while the Matiz did marginally better with 78 per cent of cars passing their first MoT.



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