1998 Plymouth Breeze Reviews - Page 6 of 9

1998 Plymouth Breeze 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Definitely worthwhile!

Faults:

Nothing major has gone wrong with this car. I wrecked my first one and totaled it, but it had good traction and the airbags came out securely. The didn't flip, even though it "should have" in the accident.

General Comments:

I absolutely love my current Plymouth Breeze. It is cranberry colored and a 1998 model. I'm proud every time I get out of it, and hope to have it much longer. The car drives well and handles curves well for a four-dour sedan. I LOVE IT!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2004

1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 kilometres
Most recent distance96000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

A no-nonsense good value car in the mid-performance category

Faults:

I have had no significant problems. At about 80,000km the transmission started to be a bit noisy, but it continues to function.

The block heater stopped working at around 50,000km and had to be replaced.

Recently, the power steering was making a noise, but I took it to a local mechanic who merely tightened something involving the belt wheel. Now it's fine.

The air conditioner is a little weak, but still works.

General Comments:

The key to this and my previous car (Dodge / Chrysler) is to minimize your dealer visits. The car is simple enough that a good reliable local garage should be able to fix most problems.

I also find that the "cab forward" design really helps in being able to fit 4 adult sized persons in it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2004

1998 Plymouth Breeze Expresso 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsa

Summary:

Plymouth's little secret! Way too amazing for the price I paid :)

Faults:

I have had nothing at all go wrong with this car. (Knock on wood!!) It has been excellent! I keep it in superior condition. The only that wrong, is at 4 weeks of owning it, someone bumped into it and put a pop dent into my drivers side back door, but that was pulled out and it's not even visible. The car has had it's regular oil and lube jobs, spark plugs changed, etc. Nothing has been replaced.

General Comments:

I Love MY Car! I love the sharp steering and the perfect handling. They really done something special to this car.. never drove another that could take the corners like she does.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2003

1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.0 SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

A great family car, but nothing for the 1/4 mile

Faults:

The so called maintanence free battery had to be replaced twice. The altenator has gone up in it twice. Now since I am Import Tuner person. I put modified parts on the Cloud car the second time around.

It had lousy performance until I added a few performance parts to it. It still has lousy take off, but once I'm moving it is all right. Still isn't no HONDA.

General Comments:

Overall this is a good family car, but if you want to hang out with the boys this is not it. Nothing beats a good old HONDA or ACURA.

The handling is OK, but nothing to excited over. Take off is lousy. Hard to find modified parts for. NOTE for speed people... Any modified parts for a Stratus will fit your Breeze as long as they are the same year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2003

10th Aug 2004, 19:40

I have a 1996 Breeze with 2.0L and 5spd. 145,000mi on it as of Aug 2004. Bought it in 1996 with 6,000 miles on it. Replaced its original MOPAR battery April 2004. It has been through one clutch (@90,000mi), head gasket (@85,000mi), and catalytic converter (@110,000mi). Except for the normal maintenance stuff (belts, filters, etc), everything else is still original. Still running strong and gets around 30mpg with AC running. From what I hear, even with the major repairs I've been lucky with this car.

Yeah, it doesn't take off like a rocket, but it can move when it needs to. If I could tweak another 5-10hp out of the engine, it could be a real fun car... A V6 would be even better, but I might as well buy a new car rather than try to stuff the 2.4L into this one.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 35 reviews