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.
Peugeot is the third French manufacturer to make it into the bottom 10, with a 79 per cent pass rate. Peugeot has disappointing results for the 3008 (78 per cent) and 5008 (69 per cent), while bottom of the pile is the 807 (pictured), with a horrific pass rate of 51 per cent, However, it should be noted that 2010 was the final year of production for the 807 and only 67 MoTs were registered for that year.