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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Jaguar 82% pass rate

Another beneficiary of Tata’s automotive investment is Jaguar. Indeed, the British firm has climbed 10 places since our last run of MoT files two years ago and more than eight of every 10 cars pass their test at the first opportunity. Both the XJ and XF (pictured) score more than 80 per cent, which not only improves their appeal for everyday buyers but also makes them more desirable for fleet managers too. 


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