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Lotus Elite MOT Results

79.7% pass rate
from 69 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 Lotus Elite is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 5.8% fail on Brakes
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Other components
        • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.4% fail on Steering wheel
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
Read the Honest John Review

  • Lotus Elite 1958
    Beautiful, amazing chassis, and uncorrupted steering, a driver's car almost beyond compare
  • Lotus Elite and Eclat 1974
    Elite is surprisingly commodious, both are powered by the brilliant slant-four 16-valve which is powerful and revvy, excellent dynamics and steering, wedgy styling is a must for all '70s fans