My 99 9-3 has developed an oil leak over the past 2 weeks, took it in for an oil change today and asked if they can see where its coming from while its on the lift. The note says the oil is pushing up out of head on the top of the engine and leaking down. I know zero about cars but that sounds like a head gasket problem? Its not blowing smoke, there is a slight reduction in power when driving but other then the oil leak things seem fine. Repairing it myself is out of the question and its $90 for the shop to tell me if its shot. Could it possibly be something not crazy expensive or is it safe to assume the car is about ready for the junk yard? Its at 220k, I've owned it for about 3 years, prior owner did not baby it. My last 9-3 went to 300k before I sold it and I still see it driving around town and I expected this one to too but I can't afford a $2500 repair, especially on a car worth $600. My dad will look at it Wednesday, something about a bolt? Oil didn't look milky or anything just 1/2 qt low (I filled it up 2 days ago). No overheating that I'm aware of, just replaced the thermostat which had been stuck open so engine never warmed up, now need to replace the coolent sensor too as that works when it feels like it now but never registers overheating. I was hoping the car would last till end of the year to buy new during the end of the year car sales.