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Top 10: Classic cars most likely to fail their MoT

We've crunched the MoT data to come up with a full set of results for classic cars. We've added the MoT rates to all of our classic car reviews, and the figures are fascinating reading.

Here's a top 10 list of the classics with the worst pass rates in the business. Some would say that the cars in the list aren't that surprising, but if you look at what the cars fail on, you'll see that it's not always cut and dried. As ever, the failure points are a great buyer's tool, so if you're looking to pick up a new classic, make sure you check out the MoT results, so you know what to look for.

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Volvo 480
186 cars tested, of which 117 failed their MoT, for an overall failure rate of 62.9%

The Volvo 480's appearance here shouldn't be too much of a surprise for those in the know. The car was built at the NEDCar plant in Holland and used a lot of avantgarde electronic systems - both of which factors have a bearing. Despite all that, the Volvo 480 is an interesting and quirky classic - but clearly one that's more high maintenance than its Swedish cousins.


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