Look at these. Removed by me from my Pontiac after discovering that they were completely and utterly shagged. The picture actually flatters them. The purpose of said pic is to demonstrate that advisories cannot and should not ever be taken as an accurate guide as to whether a car has been looked after or not. My car had covered less than 800 miles since its last MOT and there is not a cat in hells chance that the shockers had deteriorated to such a degree within that kind of mileage. While humans carry out MOT testing there will always be a disparity in how trained humans carry out testing beyond the legalities of the test. Clearly, the MOT tester of my car didnt see fit to flag up the overall excessive surface corrosion of the car because, maybe, he thought 'well they are not leaking so....' Mind you, had i left them on they would have sooner rather than later. The MOT tester of said Jag may have taken the view that it was prudent to highlight EVERYTHING, particularly if he/she felt that there was a need to cover backsides. The advisory system has its uses but, sometimes, too much information and all that.