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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Volvo 79% pass rate

Last but not least is Volvo. Sitting tenth overall, with a pass rate of 79 per cent, Volvo is distinctly average when it comes to the first MoT, with a number of popular models struggling. Indeed, based on cars registered in 2010, we see the S40, C30 and C70 all struggle to break beyond the 80 per cent barrier. The model in the entire line up is the V50, with just 77 per cent of cars passing the first Mot.


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