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.
MINI has improved a lot since our last batch of MoT Files and two years ago the manufacture was the second worst firm for failing the first MoT, with a pass rate of 76 per cent. However, new models and technological improvements have raised its standing to eighth this time round, with the new Countryman being one of the most reliable cars in its first MoT, with a model pass rate of 92 per cent.