Thanks for the reply guys.
@GTV Gav - I will have a good read of those tonight and get fully educated!
@DaveP that's the very one. I was not looking to buy a new car for another 3 months but the second I saw it, I had to have it. Would the timing belt need to be done soon as it is on the 89k miles mark.
I will check with the seller on the steering rack issues, I presume that should be noted in the book if it was done through a dealer. Tax looks to be around the 700euro mark. I am justifying all this expense to my self as now is the time for me to own a car like this. Luckily I have no massive monthly bills and great job to fund it.
I need to check out my insurance on Monday, I am only 23 so I think I should brace myself for the quote I get.