We finally decided to fix the Muffler, replace the battery, and get transmission/oil change on the Previa (Yoda) today. Actually, we decided last week after realizing my parents weren’t as keen on selling the Vanogan (Dub) as we were. Anyway, after printing some coupons, we made an appointment, and just picked it up after only 3 hours of work. The drive home was silent.
I should explain that the Previa has a deafening, well, embarasing whistle that results from holes in the interior baffle in the muffler. Its something quite common among Previas, but mine is no longer among them. I sped up and slowed down over and over on the drive home, and it accelerates better, and it sounds like a normal car. Its so nice.