I have an N reg Astra ('95 I think), which I have owned for about a year. It's been a fab car and I am very fond of it.
It has recently developed the habit of reaching a very high temperature while sitting in traffic. By high, I mean it gets up to 100 (but not past it). As soon as I'm on the move, it drops.
The water and coolant levels are fine and I don't have to top them up all that often (every few months).
I took it to a garage and they've told me it is a head gasket problem, which is expensive to fix.
So I was basically after some advice (or reassurance!). Is it worth getting another opinion?
Is it worth getting fixed, or should I trade in and get a newer model?
Am I in danger of actually overheating? If it does overheat, what exactly happens?
This is my first ever car (even though I am the wrong side of 30!) and I absolutely love it - will def stick with Vauxhall in the future!