20% of cars registered in 2008 failed their first MoT in 2011, according to the ‘honestjohn.co.uk’ motoring website, which says that this is the first time this information has been made available to the public.
honestjohn.co.uk says that until recently the Vehicle Operator and Service Agency (VOSA) declined to supply MoT information to the public. However, the Conservatives have promised to make Government data more accessible and VOSA’s refusal to disclose has been overturned.
The information reveals that of the ‘volume brands’ (excluding the likes of Rolls Royce and Ferrari) Lexus that leads the way with an overall pass rate of 75%, with Toyota (70%) and Honda (69%) not far behind.
At the other end of the spectrum Renault was the worst performer with a pass rate of just 50%. Peugeot (55%), Citroen (57%), Fiat (56%) and Vauxhall (56%) fare little better.
When it came to analysing individual models, (minimum of 2000 MoTs per year) the 2008 Suzuki Splash was the best performer with a success rate of 90%. At the other end of the scale, the worst performing car was the Fiat Multipla with a pass rate of just 33%.
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