I just purchased a new to me XB. When I drove it off the dealer lot to test drive it, I was surprised that such a stock looking car had a performance exhaust. But when I stopped and looked under it,I saw the muffler had rusted right at the bend and was completely disconnected. So to answer your question, it sounds fine. not raspy or clackity. I would leave it like that except, i would like to do some long distance travel with it and it is just a little louder than I would like for that. A muffler like you showed would probably tone it down just right.