The car in question is a 2000 Acura TL, dual exhaust system.
One exhaust pipe of the dual system snapped off and is hanging down low.
I took the car in to two different mechanics, they both said something similar - that the entire system needs to be replaced, it can't be just a cut and weld job or anything like that.
One said the system had already been repaired via welding and that's part of the reason another cut/weld job wouldn't work.
If it matters, one quoted $1500 and one quoted $1300.
Does what they're saying make sense? I'm seeing very conflicting answers online about exhaust system replacements, and can't find that many threads about replacing the entire system.