The guy replaced the battery yesterday, as after checking he said that the battery is totally totally dead and even a jump start won't help.No worries about buying a cheap car that is what I have just done when my 1.3 diesel was scrapped due the ECU but that's another story.
All my car's have been second hand and I have always had to fix certain things myself my latest 1.2 Corsa came with a juddery clutch which I already knew was a common Corsa fault when the clutch is cold my old one used to do it, a fan that has a mind of its own sometimes I have to give the glove box lid a bit of a smack to get it working then it's fine and various bits of loose trim needed sorting.
I don't know what the situation is with the RAC but I would get a cheap multi meter mine was £15 but you can get cheaper then search the forum for checking a car battery voltage with a multimeter or YouTube there are loads of guides and the meter will tell you if the battery is flat and if the alternator is working fine, if you are lucky it's just the battery if unlucky it's the alternator and if you are very unlucky both.
The thing is with petrol gauge, which wasn't an issue before changing the battery. Now shows that the fuel tank is full for some reason.
And i have an other issue with passenger window, which won't close from driver side.
Apart from these 2 issues, i haven't noticed so far others.
Clutch works fine, but i have a feeling that changing to gear 1, i have to push a bit orlf pressure. I'm not sure if that's normal.