Hi Joe and Peter, Thank you for your comments, I know I was being a bit flippant about my X type, and yes peter it is a very good workhorse, and returns great fuel economy..
There are no rust issues under the covers Joe, Thankfully. I have had to buy a saloon sill cover, it hasn't arrived yet, but everything crossed it`ll be fine, so Thank you for your advise.
I`ve owned this car for just short of a year now, and I think I have an EGR problem (heater plug light keeps coming on and going into limp), It`s ok if I keep the revs quite low, so when I get a bit of spare time I`ll investigate more.. Thank you again. Den