MK1 Punto exhaust

Hi,
We have a P Reg (1996 I think) MK1 Punto which the wife has just succeeded in knocking the silencer off by going too fast over a speed-bump.
The break is about two inches from the back of the silencer and is
pretty clean. I've been quoted around 100 by KwikFit and the same for a replacement exhaust from the local Fiat parts dealer.
Given the age and condition of the car I don't really want to spend this sort of money if at all possible. Can anybody advise me if it is possible to get a cheaper replacement silencer and middle part of the exhaust from anywhere else? I'm based in Kent by the way.
I'd appreciate any suggestions or advice that anybody can offer.
Regards
Emmett
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
in article snipped-for-privacy@79g2000cws.googlegroups.com, Emmett at snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote on 10/12/2006 09:45:

We just replaced the mid silencer (from just behind the cat) on our MK1 Sporting ... Cost was 50 quid for parts from FIAT. When we replaced the rear part (from the mid box back, including the rear silencer) that was about 60 quid.
So, it depends how much/which piece needs replacing. You can get the parts and fit them yourself. IMO Kwikfit, FIAT (and indeed any main dealer/fitter) is very expensive on labour. Our SAAB, for example, is looked after by very skilled independent mechanics who charge 30 quid an hour, compared to SAAB main dealer who charge 90 quid an hour!!! I'd never use FIAT - always an independent mechanic.
You could pop down to one of these back street exhaust fitters and have them patch it up.
Paul
1999 FIAT Punto Sporting 16V (Mk1)
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Paul,
Thanks for the feedback.
Regards
Paul Halliday wrote:

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Emmett wrote:

Hi Emmett, If you log onto www.puntosports.co.uk and post in the wanted or check in the parts for sale section of the forum there is always someone selling parts which you rquire at very low prices.
Karla
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.