Any ideas are appreciated, as I hate going to the garage without any clue what's wrong. Yesterday I was driving home from work and noticed when I got off the interstate my car was really loud...it reminded me of a lawn mower. When I start her she's louder than normal and get even louder when accelerated.
I suspect this has something to do with the muffler, but my car knowledge is non existant. I drive a 97' Ford Escort. Currently she has (are you ready) 192,000 miles on her, she old and tired, but I need her to make it until November. Does this sound like the muffler or could it be something else? If it is the muffler is this expensive? I don't want to spend more than she is worth. Thanks!!!