I've been thinking about this lately, and I was wondering what you guys thought. When I bought my car, the seller had put a new MOT on it just three days before I collected it. I was aware that it needed some work, but some of the issues I would have expected to be an MOT failure, such as: Petrol tank leaking Rear exhaust backbox badly corroded and holed Parking brake didn't work (just needed adjusting) Juddering from brakes Rear numberplate lights not working (turned out to be a fuse) I've fixed all of these now, but what seemed odd was that there weren't even any advisories, it looked like it just flew through. The MOT was from a garage local to the seller in Northumberland. It's not due for another MOT until late July '09. Does it sound fishy to you?