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The Skoda Yeti is the car most likely to put a smile on your face at the NCT centre – 81.3% of those models passed the test last year with no problems.

The Peugeot 208 supermini also was highly likely to pass as 81% of those cars got the all-clear last year. Other brands with high pass rates included the Nissan Juke, Volkswagen Tiguan, Dacia Sandero, Hyundai ix35 and Dacia Duster.

Figures released by the Road Safety Authority for 2018 show that the model with the lowest pass rate was the Hyundai Trajet with just 20% of those vehicles passing.

So far this year, over 436,000 cars have failed the NCT. Out of those, almost 60,000 cars were deemed too dangerous to drive out of the test centre.

The car least likely to pass the NCT the Hyundai Trajet – just 20% of those cars got a NCT pass rating in the initial test.

Other models with low pass rates in the NCT last year included the Vauxhall Vectra, Seat Cordoba, Chevrolet Kalos, Volkswagen Bora, Nissan Primera, Peugeot 206, Volkswagen Sharan, Hyundai Tucson, Opel Vectra, Peugeot 307 and Mazda 323.

The figures also show that the main fail items in 2018 were lights, suspension, tyres and brakes.

You’re less likely to pass your NCT in Castlerea, Co Roscommon. That centre had the lowest pass rate at 40.4% but Kilkenny had the highest pass rate around the country last year with 58%.

The oldest car submitted for NCT in 2018 was a 1932 Rolls Royce – which passed.