Your car is more likely to pass its first MOT if it was manufactured in Britain, a new survey has shown. The information was found by Honest John, a leading consumer motoring group, and has also revealed that cars built in France and Germany are more likely to fail.
The Daily Mail reported on the survey:
“British manufacturers Land Rover and Jaguar, and Japanese-owned brands Toyota and Honda dominate the top ten manufacturers league table with four of their models - all manufactured in the UK - appearing in the list of cars with the highest first time MOT pass rates.
Land Rover is the fourth best manufacturer with an 85 per cent pass rate, reports a 89 per cent pass rate for its Land Rover Freelander.
By contrast the report notes: French and German cars dominate the bottom 10 list. Citroen is bottom of the league table with a 75 per cent pass rate and the worst performing car in the country.
Its Grand C4 Picasso has the lowest first MOT pass rate at 63 per cent and its C3 Picasso was also in the bottom ten with a 77 per cent pass rate.
Volkswagen has three entries in the bottom ten with its Touran and Passat reporting a 76 per cent pass rate, and it’s Polo, one of the best selling cars in 2010, only achieving a 78 per cent pass rate.”
This is a ringing endorsement of British engineering and manufacturing so next time you are looking to buy a car one made in the UK looks like a good bet!