Small wonder...the Mini has the best chance of passing its first MOT (Image: National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
Now made by BMW at its Oxford plant, it was rated the car most likely to come through its first roadworthiness test, with a 95 percent pass rate. Motors made by Lexus, Kia, Suzuki and Saab passed with 94 percent. But the comparison website MoneySuperMarket found that cars made by South Korea's Hyundai were the least likely to pass their first MoT, with nearly one in five - 19 percent - failing.
Seat was second-lowest at 16 percent while Mercedes and Peugeot had a 13 percent failure rate and Germany's BMW was 12 percent.
And the study also found that yellow cars have the lowest first test failure rate - nine per cent - while orange cars have the highest at 13 percent.
New cars must undergo a test after three years and every year from then on. The best time to have one is on a Friday, it has emerged.
Drivers who have their first MoT then are least likely to fail - eight percent - compared with on a Monday at 12 percent.
Emma Garland, from MoneySuperMarket, said: