So - I just learned the reason my car was overheating (after 3 trips to the shop and 2 new thermostats) is that the head gasket has blown. My Forester has given me very little trouble in its' 150,000miles, and I was really hoping it would last me more than 200K.
At this point, I'm really not sure what to do - if I get the head gasket fixed, are the old parts of the engine going to hold up to the pressure? How far can I expect the car to take me before I have to sink more $$ in, or before it's time to retire it?
The car is paid off, and I really don't want a car payment to add to the bills. But I also can't afford another repair like this in the next year.
Any advice as to the longevity and/or complications of a repair job like this are greatly appreciated!