finally got my car back after the geometry nightmare and put a 100 miles on it a couple of days.
Polybushed powerflex throughout front and rear, KW V3 coilovers set at around 20mm lower than standard.
Totally transformed the car, can't believe how much better it is.
Turn in is sharper, power on through corners is better, more neutral handling all round, has effectively removed the tendency to wash out the front on acceleration out of bends.
best money I have spent so far.