Anyway, some more info for you lurkers - I've done 70,000km on the original set of Dunlop SP10s which I find amazing since I've been told you should expect 30-40,000km on a set. I can't claim to be a sedate driver either. Must be the light weight of the car.
I've done a bit more investigating and the original tyres (165/70R 14) aren't too popular so the same tyres are going to cost a bit more. I've been told I can put more common 175/65R 14's tyres on the standard steel 4 1/2" rims which will give me more choices of less expensive tyres. The followinf have been suggested: