Thanks for the welcome lads!
Yeah dmac that is a lot on the car which I have heard was done correctly which is always a plus. I may see if it is still available in a few months and perhaps have a chat with him. I have a maximum figure in my mind so we will see what is available come the time.
Thanks SteveH! In fairness the "German scrap" has got me around for over 3 years....and has only gone through a gearbox, all brake discs, gaskets, a lot of brake pads, a lot of servicing, wheels and lots more parts! Plus, it's only €422 tax every three months - absolute bargain