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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Hyundai 84% pass rate

Another member of the 84 club is Hyundai. The South Korean firm has no less than seven models scoring 80 per cent or better when it comes to passing the first MoT, with the best performer being the i20 (pictured), with 86 per cent of cars registered in 2010 passing the MoT first time of asking. 


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