Ok, so for the 3rd year in a row I've dropped off the "car so dull I can't think of a derisory name for and despite owning it for 3 years don't have a single photo of it, so here's a photo off the internet" for it's annual half price MOT at halfords.
Year 1) "better than half price MOT" at Halfords, failed as it has missmatched lights iluminating the rear number plate, they replaced them and they're still not the same colour, this is the car's one smidgen of "character".
Year 2) Kwickfit so badly wanted to fail it they demanded I come allong mid way through the working day and empty the boot for them so they could inspect the spare tyre (which was fine).
Year 3) Droped it off this morning at a different halfords for it's "not quite half price MOT", guy at the desk asks "when was it last serviced", so I'm now expecting* some upselling.
I'd recomend C-max ownership to anyone, as long as the only excitement you're after is Thatcher-esque understeer (the lady is not for turning) and gambling with cheep MOT's.
*According to the book, about 40,000miles ago, DIY'd it since then.