So on the whole, then, the top 10 is dominated by well-looked-after privately funded cars like the Mazda MX-5 and Honda Jazz, plus high-end company cars such as the Porsche Macan. You see, when it comes to MOTs, it’s all about the owners.
What we almost bought this week
Microcar M.Go: The Microcar is a curious little thing. In France, you could have a Microcar even if you are sans permis. In the UK, however, you’d still need a motorbike licence, so a Microcar doesn’t have quite the same appeal. Plus, at nearly £8500 – albeit for a 2018 one with negligible mileage – you could have a proper car for that.
Tales from Ruppert’s garage
Porsche Cayenne, mileage – 107,020: I am travelling back in time here. So just before the world was put into neutral, I decided to get the Flying Pig fixed, because the coolant was coming out almost as fast as it was going in. The cost of all the plumbing parts was a pretty solid £700. I rationalised this as being cheaper than buying a complete replacement, because there doesn’t seem to be very much else wrong with it. Plus, it isn’t my ride and I understand that a grand, which was the final bill, is much cheaper than a divorce. Anyway, Rob the mechanic hated every single moment. For him, it was a learning experience. He learned never to do it again.