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.
Volkswagen Golf 82% pass rate
The Volkswagen Golf has been a fleet favourite for decades and in 2010 it was the UK’s fourth biggest seller, with 39,162 fleet registrations. However, when it comes to performance in the first MoT, the MkVI Golf is only fifth, with an 82% average pass rate. The model is marked down mostly for minor faults – indicators, fog lights and switches – but it also has some exceptional rates for steering, emissions and electrical equipment.