A co-worker was buying a new car after the headgasket went bad on his 1995 Dodge Spirit. He was going to trade it in for $250. I bought it instead for the $250. The orginal headgasket went bad at 120,000. The vehicle had a 2.5L (4 cylinder) with an auto transmission. I had the headgasket replaced for $500. The second headgasket went bad at 131,000 miles (only 11,000 since the repair). If you do some research, you'll find that these vehicles have aluminium heads and headgaskets on iron engines. The aluminium can't with stand the tempertures as an iron head can. I wasn't going to replace a third headgasket or possibly a cracked head. The 2.5L engine has problems with bad headgaskets and cracked heads.