The most recent data from the Department for Transport on MOT pass rates has uncovered the motors most likely to cost their owners more in repairs following their roadworthiness check.
Figures analysed found that the Renault Megane was the motor with the worst pass rate, at just 77.5 per cent in 2017.
The Fiat Punto and Peugeot 5008 were the next cars with the lowest pass rates, recording 78.5 per cent and 78.8 per cent, respectively.
The Porsche 911 was the model with the highest pass rate of 2017, with just four per cent receiving a fail notice.
The sports car was closely followed by the Honda Jazz and Toyota IQ, each recording a first-time pass rate of 95.3 per cent and 94.5 per cent.
Models with best and worst chance of passing MOT
- Renault Megane
- Fiat Punto
- Peugeot 5008
- Vauxhall Corsa
- Citroen DS3
- Porsche 911
- Honda Jazz
- Toyota IQ
- Mazda MX5
- Porsche Boxster
Figures also showed the areas where cars were most likely to pass straight away.
Drivers who live in South East England recorded the highest pass rates, with those in Enfield, Romford, Ilford and SE London averaging 84 per cent, compared to the national average of 73 per cent.
It’s thought that the lower annual mileage, milder weather and location away from salty coastal air helps cars in the South East stay in a more roadworthy condition.
And you're more likely to pass your MOT test if you book it in on the weekend, with 79 per cent of cars passing when they were taken in on a Sunday - compared to just 72 per cent on a Monday.