I bought this car in June with 246000 km on the odo. I have already taken it from Halifax to West of Toronto (6000 km round trip). It has run flawlessly except that I hit a large pothole and cracked the exhaust. One problem was the flange that connects the centre and rear mufflers broke. I had the flanges cut out and a straight pipe welded in. I had another leak somewhere near the center catalytic converter. I couldn't feel it because the heat shield was in the way. I decided to remove all of the heat shielding, except for the short vertical pieces that go up to the manifold. I have to say, that stuff is well engineered. I ended up cutting all of the bolts off, since they were rusted so badly that a wrench was out of the question. Once removed, I found the exhaust leak just at the back part of the converter where the pipe exits. I had it welded yesterday and now have a super quiet car. Hopefully the repair will last a while. Also, I will not reinstall the shielding, at least for now.