Hi, I have a 2008 passion that was delivered in Jan'08. It now has 78,000 miles, and over the years has had very few problems. Yesterday my wife said that smartie was making a lot of noise, and a quick check showed the flex pipe to muffle connection had rusted through. I read a lot of posts on fixes and replacement, but most seem to be fairly old. I'm wondering if there are any new fixes or aftermarket products on the market. I'm in rural Wisconsin so some options are not available.