My Oldsmobile has been dribbling coolant for a few months now. I determined it needs a new radiator, but I don't really care since I never use it. My dad disagreed because every car leak just "needs a new hose".

It's now leaking worse requiring a top off every week or so, if it even gets used. My dad without asking took it to a sketchy shop to probably try and prove me wrong. Well, it needs a new radiator and was quoted in the high $500's.

Can someone please tell me how an $80 rad in a 1985 Cutlass Ciera with the Iron Duke needs 6 hours of labor? That's pretty much the worth of the car.