Squiggle, even though you were charged the maximun for the MOT, the important thing is the service you get. It's similar to my new computer. I probably could have got it cheaper online (and the shop owner was open about that), but if I had, the little problem I had last week would have been much more time consuming to resolve.
Oops, I misread your post, El. I thought it was a range of £54 to £85.
I did put a hyphen between the 54 and the 85 as it's easier to see rather than just a decimal point, so I can see that my post could be misread
It was the hyphen which confused me.
I did think it a wee bit strange that there was such a difference between the two figures.