I bought a 1990 Geo Prism 3 years ago. When I bought it the mileage was 17,000 and it was in great condition. I bought it from a friends 85 year old mother and it has some sentimental value to me. It is a 5 speed with a 4 cylinder engine. Recently it began overheating and now most likely has a blown head gasket. About 2 years ago the radiator had a leak and I had that replaced. My question is, should I have the blown head gasket fixed or go with a rebuilt engine? The current mileage is 100,000. I've read on your site that it may be better to replace the engine due to possible other damage that could have been done during the overheating. Also, what would be a ball park cost to replace the engine versus repairing the head gasket? Thanks for your great site! I plan on telling all my friends about it!
Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 AT 11:57 AM