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. 

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Land Rover 85% pass rate

Matching Audi on 85 per cent is Britain’s Land Rover. Indeed, over the past two years, Land Rover’s first MoT pass rate has increased 10 per cent, which shows Tata’s investment is going some way to repair the marque’s poor image when it comes to mechanical reliability. Top of the class for 2010 registered cars is the (pictured) Freelander (89 per cent), while the Discover lags behind with 84 per cent of cars passing their first MoT.  



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