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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Fiat 77% pass rate

With a pass rate of 77 per cent, Fiat has a disappointing record when it comes to passing that all-important first MoT. Indeed, the Italian automotive firm only offers a two year manufacturer warranty (the third year is with the dealer) which means most owners will be forced to pay for any repairs out of their own pocket. The Qubo (pictured) was the manufacturer’s worst performer, with just 74 per cent of cars passing their first MoT, while there were also disappointing results for the Bravo, Panda and 500.



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