Two weeks after I bought the Breeze, Third Gear went out, and I had to pay to have the transmission rebuilt. This is more of an issue with the shady dealership, but at 83000 miles, I would think a tranmission would last longer.
There is this knocking noise coming out of the front end whenever I step on the accelerator. After bringing it to three different mechanics and a Chrysler dealer, they said they could find nothing wrong with the front end and that I shouldn't worry about it. It is impossible to get the alignment corrected, I am replacing at least 2 tires every 2 months. The brakes have been replaced twice, in 7 months. I do not know why this car chews up brake pads. The check engine light keeps going on and off, and no one can seem to figure out why. I've been told the gas cap, the mass air flow sensor, and something in the emissions system. Yet all check out fine. Overall, the engine has given me no problems, I'm very pleased with the engine, though it feels like it's going to shatter like glass when I turn the air conditioning on around town. On the highway, the air conditioning is all right, as long as you are level or downhill, any climbing, even when the freeway inclines to go over a city street, it has to downshift to maintain 70mph. Otherwise, the engine is fully capable.
I'm very torn about this car. I love how roomy, and comfortable it is, I like even with my 45 miles a day commute, I still get about 320-340 miles to a tank. The gas mileage is spectacular on long trips, I got 385 miles of all interstate driving when I drove to Las Vegas!! But I have to say that I would rather have this car in a stick shift, and I don't think I will buy another Chrysler vehicle again. I'm not saying this is a definite, but the way this car breaks down, I'm not too confident about their products. On the other hand, Plymouth's are no longer built, so I guess they recognized their weakness and discontinued it.