Lexus quality shines through as Honest John confirmed the manufacturer is rated as the top performer in an analysis of MoT pass rates.

The analysis of MoT records obtained by, revealed that an average of 88.2 per cent of Lexus cars registered in 2008 passed their first MoT, against a national average of 80 per cent.

Lexus is also the best performing manufacturer when analysing all MoT records, with a pass rate of 75.3%. MoT data has been collected since 1980, a total of 24.5 million records.

Richard Balshaw, Director of Lexus GB said ‘These results reinforce the simple message that, if you buy a Lexus, you are buying a car that is of the highest quality.’

The research by involved examining tens of millions of records obtained from the Vehicle Operator and Services Agency (VOSA) through the Government’s OpenData scheme. Now is publishing it as The MoT Files at – the first time this information has ever been available to the public in such detail.

The table below shows how the Lexus models performed:

Make  Model             2008 (Latest year of data)

Pass Rate         No. of tests

Lexus   IS                     88.4%              4,299

Lexus   GS                   87.0%              706

Lexus   LS                    91.1%              302

Lexus   RX                   86.0%              428

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