Absolute w*****s and unbelievable what some lowlife will do to get some coin. I'm angry as fk for you pal! Gutted especially just after the birth of your son.Some scumbags stole the cat, cut through the exhaust manifold to get at it!
Insurance isn't looking too good, an OEM cat alone is £1200, so adding a manifold and labour will take that to well over £2k.
Luckily there are quite a few options for replacement on both, both second hand and after market. I guess that the number of fairly sound cars with dead engines means there's a pretty good second-hand parts market!What about the manifold They cut through.
I got out in it a few times but it was mainly for the other-half, we wanted something a little more refined than the celica but I couldn't bring myself to buy a 'normal' car....ffs! some absolute scumbags out there. hope you manage to get it sorted.
had you managed to drive it much beforehand?