Wrote a long question and hot post but it doesn't seem to be here - starting again....shorter!
Noisy exhaust at front above undertray - split/hole in downpipe for sure; on top of that back box is rusted to hell. Plus most people here seem to think it is next to impossible to get the cat out separately without damaging it. Therefore, seems like I need a whole new system (except for manifold unless I am missing some understanding!).
Quick fitting team (helpful they were, promise - guys at Shinfield) sourced end to end for £595 fitted (at second attempt - first was £900!!). Eliminating all other factors (like whether they'll fit it properly and without breaking stuff) is this a decent price?
EB said they can only get the front pipe section from Alfa for £836 + carriage and VAT!
Alfa specialists 79 at haslingden quote £325 plus £25 delivery for full second hand system with 3 months warranty - how much to remove old and fit this you reckon and is it worth cutting out the cat, drilling out the bolts and reusing it?