1998 Plymouth Breeze Reviews - Page 8 of 9

1998 Plymouth Breeze Basic 2.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carChrysler Laser

Summary:

I absolutely love this car and would purchase it again in a heartbeat

Faults:

In process of replacing head gasket during the writing of this review. Doing the job at home so it is a long and arduous process--I cannot devote more than 4hrs in the day. On line literature seems to suggest that earlier models had a problem with this happening earlier. I cannot complain in this regard as it is the only mechanical problem I have encountered with this vehicle.

The seam welds under the hood allowed rust to penetrate and develop under the paint on the surface of the hood. This was well within the time frame for the warranty. Chrysler fully funded the replacement at a non-dealer facility. Small inconvenience, but I had the car back in two days.

Still have not needed to replace the clutch even after 105,000 miles.

General Comments:

Very economical car. I routinely get 30.5 miles per gallon or more in the summer with the air conditioning running.

With over 100,000 miles, the car still runs very smoothly and quietly.

Very spacious passenger accommodations. I own the 4-door sedan and the back seats are very spacious for passengers.

Sleek and aesthetically pleasing vehicle. The 5-speed manual, 2.0L engine has enough acceleration for city driving. Car handles very well at 85-90 mph, no rattling, very stable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2002

5th Sep 2007, 10:16

At 100,000 miles your about ready for a timing belt. Might as well get it replaced before it breaks and does transmission damage. We had to replace ours around then. Except for that we didn't have to do anything until after 150,000 miles. Good luck with yours.

1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.0 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles

Summary:

A great family car

Faults:

Battery went dead. Basically nothing.

General Comments:

I purchased this car for the looks. For some reason I really liked the way the Cloud cars (Chyrsler Cirrus, Dodge Stratus, and Plymouth Breeze) looked. I didn't care anything about performance or "coolness" at the time and now I am paying the price. The acceleration is frustratingly sluggish. But, I couldn't be happier with the reliability. If you are looking for a good reliable family car than this is it. If you are looking for performance, look somewhere else.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2002

1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired500 miles
Most recent distance79977 miles
Previous carChevrolet Metro

Summary:

I would not own another

Faults:

Every year when the temperature drops below zero, the main oil seal breaks and leaks.

Our head gasket cracked at 79,977 miles.

Chrysler has yet to stand behind their product, even when we were told these were both common problems with this car.

General Comments:

This is the second product by Chrysler we have owned. Each has had a cracked head gasket. We will never own a car from them again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th September, 2002

1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0L 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired132 miles
Most recent distance54000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

I will never buy another Chrysler product

Faults:

At 40,000 miles we had to have the brakes completely replaced.

At 54,000 miles our head gasket blew.

We are also having to replace the intake manifold which was severely cracked.

General Comments:

We purchased the Breeze because of it's cabin room and trunk space. We considered Plymouth to be a reliable company.

The overall cost of repairs is going to add up to the same cost of purchasing this car used.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd August, 2002

4th Feb 2003, 12:26

I purchased a 1998 Plymouth Breeze in october of 2001. When I got the car it had a little over 38,000 miles on it. By the beginning of december. I had to have a head gasket replaced which was almost $1000.00. Now this is the beginning of February 2003, which means I have had the car for a little over a year and now I have a major oil leak from the valve cover, cam seals and the transmission cooler line, which is causing me to have to replace other parts of the car. I do not take long trips in this vehicle. The total cost for these repairs are running me a little over $1200.00. I have about had it with this vehicle. This car is not making me want to purchase another of its breed or kind.

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