1996 Plymouth Breeze 1 model 2.0L from North America
Low maintenance bargain
Head gasket started leaking within several thousand miles.
Wheel cylinders recalled and replaced.
Headlamps updated with Sylvania's. Brighter than ever.
Head gasket started leaking almost immediately, but dealer couldn't find the leak. Never bothered to have it replaced and deal with the drip, a quart every week or 2. It turns out there was a special warranty created for the head gasket, up to 80,000 miles, but not one buyer was notified. It only came up if you took it to a dealer. It should have been a recall.
I did get a recall repair for the front wheel cylinders while they were checking for the earlier oil leak.
First brake maintenance at 135,000 miles. Mostly highway driving with manual transmission braking involved.
Original battery went and along with it went the ac controls, vents, etc. at about 48000 miles. Replaced battery and held battery cables together, prior to connecting to battery of course, to reset on-board computer. AC vent controls returned to normal.
Check engine light just came on. I think it's time for my first belt replacement as nothing else seems apparent.
I've read nothing, but good things about the timing belt so I will leave this alone, for now.
Acceleration has always been good, assuming you're in the right gear and at the right rpm's. It's not exceptional, but more than adequate.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th August, 2003