Just got the car. It's a diesel and is making a growling noise like a blown exhaust on acceleration - it's just passed it's MOT though (so can't be that?).
Also, electrics/transmission fault light on intermittently: could this be to do with the noise as above. ..or linked with the non working alarm fob which I'm having sorted later today?
It could be the manifold or gasket . The exhaust manifold is fitted to cyl head and where the exhaust front pipe joins the engine .Simplest thing for you would to take car into a fast fit centre and get a free check over and report .