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2001 Nissan Altima, broke the head gasket, what are my prospects?

I have a nissan altima 2001. I have 128,000 miles on it. I have fully paid for the car. While climbing a steep hill at 2nd gear, the engine overheated, and I seem to have broken the gasket. What are my prospects? Should I put a new engine, should I fix the gasket or should I abandon the car?

What makes you believe the head gasket is blown? List all the symptoms. Also, automatic or manual transmission?

One Doesn’t Ordinarily Replace An Engine Or A Car Because A Head Gasket Fails. Each Engine Has To Be Assessed Individually.
Four Cylinder Or Six Cylinder ?
Timing Belt ?

Unless you really trashed it and it really just basically took out the head gasket then a head gasket replacement is in order.