Well thought I'd update this as haven't done so in what seems like a eternity.
But mission 'getting car back on road' beg8ns tomorrow.
Let the mot run out bout a few months ago due to money shortages but the time is now as a easy decision was made. Scrap both wifeCorsa and my civic and get new car or scrap hers and fix mine.
Hopefully not needing much. Exhaust middle and rear section. 2 upper suspension arms l. Front discs and pads. Probably couple of drop links and abit of tlc. And will b ready for the mot.