I drove it to work today. I went through one tank of coolant. Stopped at Pep Boys (the only place near my work) to have a so called mechanic look at it. We put 2 quarts of oil in it and he said it was ok to drive. Coolant light came back on and it the car started smoking from the inside. AAA picked me up on the freeway and dropped it off at a mechanic. I'm a single female trying not to get screwed in LA. So any advice is helpful. Thanks!
I would take a look at the oil yourself. Pull the dipstick out and see if it looks milky. If it does not then you can eliminate that. Do you have wet carpets in the driver or passenger floor boards? When you park the car do you notice any wet spots under the car?