Well the dealer phoned ... car is ready for collection ..... no mention of funds... looking good!
Arrived at the dealer, car indeed ready and car has been valeted ... quite day in the service dept me thinks
So who paid for the springs, and rear mounts? ... surprise, surprise RENAULT picked up the bill under warranty without a squeek.
I spoke to the RTE I had previously spoken to and he said its the first one they had seen at that dealership, and it more commonly seen as a Clio2/3 problem, but added that Renault warranty had wanted the parts returned to them for further examination along with the lower rear cup mounts, hence the replacement of those parts as well.
A result without an arguement ... must have been all the positive waves coming from Ottoman ... Cheers.