You have two of them and they are $600 a piece averag. So $1400 for one then no it don't sound right for two yes sounds good..
Well, the dealer didnt say one or two cats. He just said THE cat. needed to be replaced. $1683 including labor. The service mgr. actually said to take it to a muffler shop and it would be a lot cheaper. I called Meineke, CarX & Midas.
CarX & Midas said there was no Aftermarket Cat. available and that they would have to order it from the dealer, charge me the same for it and pay a bit less for their labor.
Meineke said he could get a "refurbished" one with a 2yr/24k mileage warranty for $764.
All of them said that if the Cat. had a hole in it - then I would hear it. But I don't. The car sounds as good as new. Several suggested getting a second opinion. Meineke offered to look at it for free to determine if it is "damaged" as the dealer says it is.
From the dealer saying they've been screwed before with having to eat warranty service, it makes me wonder if they are being overly cautious with me and don't want to take a chance with this? I'm wondering if I take it to another dealer would they cover it?
Tomorrow I'm taking it to Meineke to see if in fact it has a hole in it. I could never get a definite answer from the dealer. They say its damaged but one person tells me "dent" then another tells me "hole".
If it doesnt have a hole in it, I'm probably going to a different dealer to see what they say.
Thanks for all of your replies!