1999 Plymouth Breeze Expresso 2.4L I4 DOHC from North America


Safe, reliable, cheap


Door locks seize up periodically and need to be oiled or else they can't be opened from the outside. After 2 years the driver's side door lock seized completely and even the dealer could not fix it.

A sensor in the transmission has failed twice, preventing the car from shifting. It's a cheap fix, but annoying.

The electrical system malfunctioned and the cause has not yet been determined. This is after 140,000 miles though, so I cut the car a little slack.

General Comments:

I have had almost no serious problems with this car. It has been incredibly reliable for the last 5 years. It is getting old now and little problems keep popping up, little engine hiccups, etc. but that is to be expected after all the miles I have put on it.

The ride in this car is very smooth. The interior is quite roomy, even for 4 people. I drove from upstate New York straight down to Florida with 3 passengers (4 total people) plus all of our luggage, and the trip was quite easy.

Handling is great. The car feels very nimble, especially for a mid-sized. Indeed, I prefer the handling on this car to that of many smaller cars that I have driven.

Gas mileage is great. I average around 28mpg, even with city driving, which is better than I was told I would get.

The acceleration has never been that great, and it has gotten a bit worse each year. Passing on a two lane road is always interesting.

The speaker system in this car is actually very good. The bass is powerful and the sound is crisp. I have made no upgrades to the system.

Overall I can't say enough about this car. It has been more reliable than I could have dreamed. It survived 4 winters in the Adirondack mountains with hardly a complaint, several cross country trips, and it is only recently (120,000+ miles) that problems have started appearing. Its certainly not flashy or all that powerful, but it's a sure bet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2006

1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.4 4 cylinder from North America


This car is attractive, roomy, comfortable, reliable, and economically friendly


The speed sensor was replaced at around 26,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car is a very reliable, comfortable, practical vehicle. The interior of the car is engineered to fit around the driver and includes extremely comfortable bucket seats. The middle console is very useful and pleasing to the eye.

The 2.4L 4 cylinder engine has enough punch to put your head in the headrest, and has tight, responsive steering. This car is economically friendly because of its 25/30 mpg (city/hwy).

This car is an overall wonderful vehicle to own, a delight to drive, and a pleasure to write about.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2005

12th May 2007, 20:55

I agree.

I own Plymouth Breeze myself.

It is my first car.

It is has stylish curves that make it attractive.

The Breeze is very easy to drive and handle.

It also offers good visibility.

Plymouth did a great job making the Breeze.

The Breeze is a gem because it is the last plymouth car model ever made.

I love my 1999 Plyouth Breeze.

I will drive it until the end of time.

- David Shipman.

15th Dec 2008, 16:49

Long live the breeze!!!

1999 Plymouth Breeze from North America


A Lemon, don't even try buying one


The engine blew with 120,000 miles.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable.

Not very good performance wise, car is too heavy for a 4 cylinders engine.

Accessories worked well all the time.

The great issue with this car is that the engine is not reliable.

My engine blew with only 120,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th October, 2005

4th May 2006, 11:50

Well, there's no way of knowing if the car was taken care of before you owned it. The engine going with 120,000 miles on it doesn't make it a lemon. It just makes it beat.

11th Dec 2008, 07:33

Agreed. Mine has 165000+ and the engine is original. It was meticulously maintained by the previous owner and it runs great and was kept in excellent condition. This is a great car. =)