OK after test drive a few questions / observations
1] while driving @ 60-70 noticed what appears to be a bit of wind noise eminating from behind passenger airbag or behind passenger footwell, seller was more inclined to think it was coming from passenger door, which was replaced after a family member reversed their car into it, noise didn't seem rev related but speed related.
My concern is whether it could be turbo related, as car didn't seem to pull as strongly as I'd hope, but then I have nothing to compare it to.
2] steering seemed a bit vague and detached, with a very gentle pull to the left while driving, steering wheel also a bit off centre and nsf alloy has a minor scuff which may be the cause of the apparent misalignment, have asked seller to verify tyre pressures are correct and intend to pay another visit tomorrow, car is on 17" multispokes so hopefully tyre pressures are uneven and over-inflated
Also saw a receipt for 2 x front tyres for 80 odd quid for the pair, so maybe the ditch-finders are the culprit
finally, can anyone comment on the expected oomph in gear when in the power band ?.