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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Ford 79% pass rate

Sitting in ninth place is Ford, with a 79 per cent pass rate. The worst model in Ford’s line up is the Galaxy (77 per cent), but it’s worth noting that this model is particularly popular with taxi firms, which might explain why a number of cars fail the MoT at the first opportunity. The rest of the Ford range sits predominantly in the 80 per cent range, with Fusion being the best performer with a pass rate of 84 per cent. 


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