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Why is a catalytic converter so expensive?

(2000 Honda Odyssey)
in American Fork, UT on December 05, 2011
I've gotten quotes for replacing the catalytic converters on my Subaru and Honda and both quotes were over $1000.
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on December 06, 2011
Some have a platinium-iridium catalyst which accounts for a lot of the cost.
on December 06, 2011
basicly, it is all the precious metals that make it so wxpensive.

Roy
on December 06, 2011
The catalytic converter contains a very expensive metal that cost more than gold.
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