The MoT Files: The top 10 performing fleet cars
According to data from the Department for Transport’s National Travel Survey, a company car will cover around 19,400 miles a year, with most approach the 60,000 barrier by the time the first MoT test is due.
However, with the recession still fresh in the minds of fleet managers, more and more firms are keeping their cars for longer, which makes MoT performance an all important factor when it comes to choosing which cars make it to those fleet lists. We've crunched the data in the MoT Files to find the top 10 performing fleet cars. What’s more, we have also contrasted the numbers with the SMMT’s data 2010 fleet registrations to get an in-depth view of how the UK's big selling cars perform when it comes to the first MoT.
Audi A3 85% pass rate
Missing out on the top spot by just one per cent, the Audi A3 is the UK’s second best performing fleet car with an average pass rate of 85 per cent. It’s worth noting that, as this is based on data for cars registered in 2010, the A3 in question is the previous model (launched in 2008 and replaced in 2012), but the results are impressive with the Audi notching up impressive scores for parking brake, drive shaft, springs and suspension.