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Lotus Elite MOT Results

76.8% pass rate
from 138 tests in 2017
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.

  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 6.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.4% fail on Components
        • 0.72% fail on Pipes
        • 0.72% fail on Servos
      • 1.4% fail on Leaks
      • 0.72% fail on Operation
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Hub components
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.72% fail on Restricted movement
  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.72% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 0.72% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.72% fail on Lamp
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.72% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.2% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (18 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Universal joint (56 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Front
    • 0.72% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.72% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.72% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.72% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.72% fail on Power steering
      • 0.72% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 3.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.72% fail on Emissions
    • 0.72% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.72% fail on Hose
  • 3.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Windscreen (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Wipers
  • 0.72% fail on Tyres
    • 0.72% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.72% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.72% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
      • 0.72% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.72% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.72% fail on Doors
      • 0.72% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.72% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate
Read the Honest John Review

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    Beautiful, amazing chassis, and uncorrupted steering, a driver's car almost beyond compare
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    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