Ever since I bought the car it has had a nasty exhaust leak, giving the car a very ricey and decidedly annoying noise. I tracked down the leak and found the culprit, a flex pipe that must have had a massive crack (I was never able to actually see it as the heat shield was in the way, but I could feel and definitely hear the effects of the leak). Normally I would try to order a new part and and install a new flex pipe myself,but after shipping that would end up costing way over $100 and I am obviously trying to build this car on a budget. I took her to my local muffler man and was quoted $60 to replace the flex pipe and all the piping from the down pipe to the cat. Muffler Man was clearly the better option and accompanied by a 1-year warranty I drove away with a much quieter and more enjoyable MR2.