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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Skoda 83% pass rate

Bolstered by the running gear and technological knowhow of Volkswagen, Skoda has emerged as one of the best manufacturer’s for passing its MoT at the first opportunity, with an average pass rate of 83 per cent. Standout models for Skoda include the (pictured) Yeti (85 per cent) and Fabia (83 per cent), with both outstripping their more illustrious rivals. 



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