Ahh thought you were in Halifax for some reason.Im near Castleford mate,whereabouts are you? Ive no idea about a rear brace hehe,i bought the car mechanically 'sound' so everything should be ok on it for now. Il be taking it to DDC in Donny soon for a service and checkup in the new year. This talk of track rods needing replacing frequently is pretty scary hehe. I bought it off a guy who founded one of the Megane forums though so he knows his cars and he said it was a very good example. Only thing ive noticed is that you can tell the rear bumper has been replaced - its not quite a liquid yellow match on it,not obvious but you can tell in certain lights - wont be ideal if you had OCD ha.
Yeah I know about Jon Seal, been to see a few Lotus at his place and met him years ago on the meg scene.
DDC are decent, the lads are alright and know their stuff.