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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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Renault Espace
151 cars tested, of which 82 failed their MoT for an overall failure rate of 54.3%

Another hard-working and sometimes unloved Renault, the Espace was a brilliant car new, now in need of caring and understanding owners. The good news is that the earliest cars are already cherished, and the later examples are bound to follow. Suspension and drivetrain seem to be the biggest reasons for failure, so if you're looking to buy - look very closely underneath.


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