Today, my car started overheating (was running perfectly fine for the past month, seemingly) so I checked the coolant and noticed it was practically empty. I brought it to a mechanic, who said that the issue is:
"Water leaking from between cylinder head and engine block under intake manifold."
They added sealwell to slow down the leak, and now the problem is slightly better but the car runs slightly on the hot side. They said that it honestly just wouldn't be economical for me to fix it now as it would cost around $800.
I'd called a reputable mechanic to get a quote on the problem and he also said that it would be expensive and not worth it for me to get it fixed. So should I cut my losses now and sell to an end-of-life car dealer? Or should I physically take it to another mechanic?
I'm in a bit of a remote area so it would be 2-3 hours drive to the next city, and I'm not sure how the car will hold up.