My X-Trail has at last been returned, and other than the missing SVE badge from the boot it’s back to normal complete with all the junk I’d removed from it when it went away. The missing badge should appear in the post in due course, apparently they are struggling to get some parts at the moment which is slowing repairs down considerable. I was originally told mine would be away for two weeks, in fact it was four.
The hire car has also been returned to Enterprise. They gave me a copy of the bill as a receipt, it’s cost Dan’s insurers over £1330 in hire fees for the 28 days it’s been in my possession. I’m glad I wasn’t paying.