The other day my 2001 Accord started making a ton of noise while driving. Lifting the hood there was smoke coming out.

I took it to the dealer and they said the B pipe has separated from the catalytic converter due to rust. They said that the entire exhaust system is rusted through and that they can't fix any part of it without ruining the rest so the entire exhaust assembly needs replacement.

They quoted me $1800.

Even the dealer said I should look elsewhere for a better price.

Anyone have any advice on this situation, the cost or where I should look?