Thanks for your input gents, brand new koni shocks all around and had fair increase in handling. Original bushes, Jamie (Porter) says all good there. Original springs (25k miles now)
And yes, i'm not toodling around, talking her to the limit. She's controllable, without looking she's probably on 3 wheels and easy to tuck back in. Can take it through a nice complex quicker than a clio 182 which is noted for its twisty pace the clio started to 'go' before the gtv so i'm happy that technically she's sound just want to improve a tad.
Fair idea about geometry...will get that checked to make sure all ok. Also will check tyre pressure, Me thinks 32psi all around.
Will let you know results...