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  1. Need Advice: Need new Catalytic Converter, are generic brands reliable? how reliable?

    Under The Hood / Performance
    My check engine light is on and I need to pass state inspection (with emissions) in NY. The garage said the computer code says I need a new catalytic converter, and quoted me over $1000. The converter itself is the bulk of this though, running around $850. My car is 03 Element EX 4wd, with...