Well my muffler has rusted off where the tailpipe connects, now the tailpipe is hanging there like a leaf on a tree. I didn't think this would be a big deal to have replaced but no one, not even the dealer, has a muffler on the shelf. Everywhere I call it is special order, 4 to 7 days. And the prices range from $104 to $298, dealer being the highest of course, and that is just for the muffler alone. What if I just have it replaced with a staight pipe, how much louder will it be? I'm also thinking about just replacing the whole exhaust, it is a bit rusty elsewhere too. No point in buying an exhaust system piece by piece. Seems like 5 years and 60k miles is a little soon to have this problem, I don't drive short distances on a regular basis that would cause excessive water.