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Last edited at 4:53AM on 3/6/2013
Replacing it in the long run is more cost effective since there is no guarantee it will not leak again and it's probable that the fins have started to corrode away.Besides that since it's leaking that is a good sign that the metal is wearing thin due to corrosion.
If the radiator is in good shape, both core and tank leaks can, generally, be repaired successfully. Talk to a qualified mechanic about the possibility of a successful repair or whether replacing the radiator would be better.
If its the original radiator, definitely replace it . They come with plastic tanks which usually get brittle with age. Parts stores have new radiators that don't cost that much more than a repair would.