Try replacing the radiator cap first. When they get weak they will let excessive fluid into the overflow as the spring is not strong enough, or the seal is bad, to hold the pressure when you turn car off. The car actually gets hotter and coolant pressure gets higher when car is turned off.
If that does not work, it could be the intake gasket. Depending on which engine you have though, they are not many places for that to happen and you would have bad performance. The best thing to do would be to have a coolant system pressure test done.
You can borrow the test tool at a Auto Zone or Advance Auto. Also see how long it takes for pressure to leak out of coolant system if it holds pressure. They should be able to give you specs at store and in instructions for test tool.
Monday, February 27th, 2012 AT 11:13 PM