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Austin Allegro MOT Results

77.0% pass rate
from 61 tests in 2020
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Austin Allegro is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.6% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 8.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
  • 6.6% fail on Suspension
    • 1.6% fail on Axles
      • 1.6% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 1.6% fail on Suspension unit
    • 1.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.6% fail on Chassis
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.6% fail on System
    • 1.6% fail on Cabs
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering play (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Steering rack (32 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.6% fail on Visibility
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
Read the Honest John Review

  • Austin Allegro 1973
    Comfortable ride, many different options available, cool looking estate, Equipe special edition looks great, a great first-time classic car