The MoT Files: The first MoT - top 10 manufacturers
Manufacturer pass rates for the first MoT provide a superb insight into how new cars cope with the grain and strain of modern life.
For many new cars, the MoT will be the first time an expert has tested the roadworthiness aspects and exhaust emissions required by UK law. Arguably one of the most important lists in the MoT Files and the data here shows the 10 best manufacturers when it comes to 2010 registered cars passing the MoT at the first time of asking.
To get a better impression of how mainstream manufacturers perform we have based our rested on 5000 MoT tests or more to exclude unaffordable or niche brands.
Honda has topped reliability surveys for years and it is little surprise to see the Japanese firm take the number one slot when it comes to sailing through the first MoT. According to the MoT Files, almost nine out of 10 Hondas passed their MoT at the first time of asking, with the Jazz (pictured) and CR-Z topping the class with an incredible 91 per cent pass rate.