1999 Plymouth Breeze Reviews from North America - Page 5 of 9

1999 Plymouth Breeze Expresso 2.4L I4 DOHC

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4L I4 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15500 miles
Most recent distance23500 miles

Summary:

An excellent car, excluding its faulty head gasket

Faults:

Head Gasket failed and was replaced at 23,000 miles. (Not covered by warranty!)

Left rear power window no longer works.

General Comments:

The car does not feel cheap at all. Compared to other cars in this price range this car feels like a more expensive sedan.

It has power everything and is very comfortable to ride around in.

The 2.4L 4 cylinder engine is by no means a power house, but the car moves when needed. Passing at highway speeds isn't blazingly fast, but I have been in many cars that are far less responsive and slower to accelerate.

This is a great car all around, excluding the head gasket problems all these 4 cylinder cloud cars have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2005

1999 Plymouth Breeze Expresso 2.4L

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

SELL, SELL, SELL this car!

Faults:

Have replaced front driver side Hub Assembly shortly after buying it. I made the mistake of buying this p.o.s. at an auction and had already gone out of warranty. Tie rod ends on the front had to be replaced, brakes and rotors, several times, spark plugs and wires. Thermostat, radiator, top and bottom hoses blew and different times. A slow oil leak between the engine and transmission. Now, a blown head gasket that will cost another fortune to fix. Do not buy this car, whatever you do. It drives OK, but is to costly to own. I could have bought it brand new at a dealership for the money I've put into it in parts and labor. Not to mention tons of oil and antifreeze. All in a matter of less than 4 years. Who knows what the previous owner had to do to it.

General Comments:

Don't buy this car.

Save yourself now if your still lucky enough to not have any problems. Sell!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th September, 2005

30th Sep 2005, 08:47

Maybe the previous owner did absolutely nothing too it and that's the problem... just a thought.

30th Sep 2005, 15:41

Our '99 Breeze has 147,000 miles on it and runs perfect. It has had no major problems. It was used as a rental up until the 122,000 mile mark (believe it or not) and rental cars don't have an easy life. I think you just got a lemon.

2nd Oct 2005, 04:46

My Breeze was 5 years old when I purchased it. It was originally used in Texas, but was shipped to the UK with just 22000 miles on the clock. It drives like a dream and is one of the best cars i have had. I also own a 94 Camaro, which is quick and gets plenty of looks, but I always prefer to drive the Plymouth.

4th Jul 2006, 09:05

I just bought a `98 Breeze and it is financed at a hefty price. Actual cost was $4,300.00. The Warranty is about $1,300.00.

In less than two months, the passenger rear brakes had to be completely overhauled; main oil gasket had to be replaced; front-end wheel alignment was way off; gas mileage poor (needed a serious tuneup). Because it is fully warranted though, no cost to me, but the off road time hurt.

Also, the ALB light and Engine light remain on, although I was assured that there is nothing wrong with either.

This was owned by only one person prior to me buying it. No former service record available. OK car; looks nice with no rust; the interior is in nice shape.

23rd Mar 2009, 01:29

Piece of crap. Had for a year, needed tie rod ends, head gasket, brakes, rotors, cam sensor, shocks, gas tank filler tube rotted out, and today I can't turn the wheel at all. I would rather drive a wheel barrel.

1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10

Summary:

Very good and reliable

Faults:

Most prevalent problem was with breaks. Had to change them a few times, but nothing drastic.

Emergency break is fond of wearing down. Have had to take it in to get it re tightened.

General Comments:

This car is good, won't let you down, and has pretty dang good pickup.

Only real problem I have is lack of instruments in cluster. I would like to have battery, oil pressure, and more detailed water temp then whats given.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2005

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 34 reviews