Took it to my favorite exhaust-system shop, Mighty Muf'ler in Phoenix, to see what I might do to add a little character to the sound. From the outside, it's a very quiet car. From the inside, it's so quiet I can hardly tell the engine is running.
The owner thought that replacing the center muffler would be complicated (= expensive); he suggested we start by removing the rear muffler. (He thought it was so large, it wasn't just an antiresonator.)
Off it came, and I test-drove it. Sounded great as near as I could tell, so on went a replacement pipe and the same oval tip I've bought many of over the years.
It now sounds GREAT--the exhaust noise inside the car is just loud enough to be heard, and outside, too, it sounds wonderful.
Interestingly, this system won't let me use outside-hosted images, nor can I upload images to this site. See
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$94! I'm VERY happy.
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