1997 Plymouth Breeze Reviews from North America

1997 Plymouth Breeze

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance109000 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Summary:

Dependable

Faults:

I am the only owner of this car. Other than routine maintenance:

Head gasket.

Rear main seal.

High pressure power steering hose.

Outer tie rod ends.

Driver's seat is showing wear.

Water pump.

General Comments:

I am very pleased with the car.

Most of the problems have come with the age of the car, with mostly city driving.

Would definitely buy this car again.

When I purchase a new car, I will probably try to hand this one down to someone who needs it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2012

1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance100700 miles
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

I expect things to break down after 15 years, nothing lasts forever

Faults:

Replaced under warranty (year 1 to 3): Head gasket, replaced an evaporator that emitted a bad smell, outer tie rod, water pump, noisy serpentine belt, several recalls that I can't remember anymore.

Repairs over year 4 to 14: gurgling coolant sound, exhaust manifold, various check engine light problems, replaced left power mirrors.

This year (2011): power steering return pressure hose, torn steering gear boot, rear bearing assembly, valve gasket (maintenance item), climate control dash/ background lights, crankshaft sensor, camshaft sensor, various maintenance items like hoses and belts.

I've owned the car for 15 years now, and overall, I'm quite satisfied with it. Unfortunately, some things that are maintenance items, for example fuel filter, are a royal PITA to change because of the location of these parts. Chrysler designed it that way to keep us going back to the dealership for the routine maintenance of these parts that happened to be expensive.

The 2.0 paired with an auto transmission is slow and underpowered.

General Comments:

The cabin is roomy, nice handling on curvy roads, and fun to drive. I have 100k miles on the original transmission, and I have heard that the 2.0 engine, if well maintained, can easily last up to 200k miles. The advantage of pairing the 2.0 engine with the tranny is the engine does not take too much toll on the transmission. The key to prolonging the life of any vehicle is MAINTENANCE.

Just like the guy in The Transporter movie said "respect the car, and the car will respect you".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th October, 2011

1997 Plymouth Breeze

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired185 miles
Most recent distance201 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

Good value

Faults:

Spark plug blew in Dec 2010.

Needed to replace tie rod ends and catalytic converter in Jan 2010.

Had an oil leak in Jan 2010.

Burns through oil quickly.

General Comments:

Definitely not a performance car, but handles freeway speeds well enough.

Has been reliable enough, the only time it needed immediate attention is when the spark plug blew.

It has not been uncommon for me to put 100 miles on it in one day, and it can handle it!

Have had multiple passengers compliment my car on its comfort and leg room.

Great, great, great value for the price. I picked mine up for $1400 used from a private party! It has definitely done $1400 worth of driving for me, so I couldn't care less if it died tomorrow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2011

1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 miles
Most recent distance152000 miles
Previous carFord Aspire

Summary:

Great all around car!

Faults:

Trunk release cable broken.

General Comments:

I bought this car for the Wife as it was roomy and comfortable. I must say I have been very impressed with this car. It runs and drives like it just came off the showroom floor! It had 137,000 when I bought it, and now has 152,000. Other than the trunk release won't work and a very slight rattle underneath, it is a wonderful car.

It handles really well around town and has very good pick-up. It does struggle just a little on steep inclines, but this is the price you pay for great gas mileage. The interior is very roomy and comfortable. It is a real pleasure to drive on any trip. There is even plenty of room for the kids in the back. The dash panel is very easy to read at night, which is more than I can say for my Ford.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2009

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 49 reviews