I'm sure this has been discussed, but I did a search and came up with nothing.
Question is why won't a 1st gen exhaust work on the 3rd gen? Looking under my car, it looks like piping takes the same path as my old 05' and 02'. Are we talking length or what? Is it the fact that there is a new "lunchbox" that makes the new exhaust cost upwards to $600-$700? Shoot, I found a cat back on ebay for $150.
12' Ox White SE Sedan 5spd 1/4 mile-15.8735@90mph
Mods: FSwerks Race Exhaust, K&N Typhoon SRI, MS3 CP-E RMM, Tuned By: Tom, Steeda STS, Eibach Sportlines, Steeda Rear Sway Bar and Anarchy Motive GM Shiftknob