the part and labor was about $270.
my original idea was to reboot the existing oem c/v. but the shop strongly advised against that idea.
unfortunately i my have a bad new c/v. from the get-go i could hear a humming noise starting around 30 mph. at 65 to 70 it is very pronounced.
i rotated tires and balanced the front and the noise is still there.
i ordered a set of walmart "westlake " for $35. each. arriving soon. we,ll see then.
on our ,05 vibe we,re running b.f.goodrich from sam,s club.
they,re built with alot of rubber, but the compromise is a ride with some noise and rides rough, not smooth.