Just went to the local exhaust and muffler shop. Since I'm on a budget, i thought it would be cheaper and more "economical" to get a custom exhaust instead of buying direct for a full exhaust kit ~$500-700. Dirk (lol) quoted me at 375 after parts and labor and tax. He said he couldn't touch the cat because my car isn't old enough; its a 2008 5dr. I would get a nice chrome tip, a 2.5 inch pipe from the stock resonator to a magnaflow muffler. He claimed that the gains and sound would be similar and the price sure is a lot sexier. any suggestions on what to do? does this sound like a pretty reasonable price? i checked other places, but no one seems to be a fan of magnaflow in my city.