Just had the 147 MOT'd this morning.
Not as bad as I thought it might be.
Failed!! But only because some donkey who fitted the rear tyres has put one on to go in the opposite direction to the arrow on the side wall. Never noticed it myself.
Other than that there were two advisory items:
1) front brake pads wearing thin
2) OS rear lower suspension arm has slight play in a pin/bush
So...... now I know the MOT was not a complete disaster. I have booked it in with BLS in Lincoln on the 8th Oct, for a full major service and because my Variator has started making a noise on start up, I am going to bite the bullet and have that replaced, (cambelt etc,) Even though the cambelt is not due the variator is annoying me. Along with Brake pads and rear bush, may as well get those done too.
They are having the car for 2 days!!