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.
Ford Fiesta 83% pass rate
The Ford Fiesta has established a bulletproof reputation when it comes to reliability and this is reflected in its MoT score, with cars registered in 2010 (pre-facelift) hitting an impressive 83 per cent pass rate. Ford sold 44,769 Fiestas to fleet managers in 2010, making it the UK’s third most popular company car, but these high mileage runners haven’t had a detrimental impact on the Fiesta’s average MoT score, with it ranking fourth overall.