5th Feb 2003, 09:43
I've had my '98 Plymouth Breeze since '99 and I have had absolutely no problems with it. I never hear any odd noises, gas mileage is still awesome, and no problems with the engine at all. This is the perfect car for me and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm sure I'll have it for years to come and I have no regrets about purchasing this car.
7th Jun 2003, 00:04
I have a 98 Breeze with only 23,000 miles. It has leaked oil for several thousand miles. I decided to find out where it was leaking and found that the head gasket was leaking - at 23,000 miles??? I haven't gone to the dealer yet, but from what I've read, I doubt they will do anything.
27th Aug 2003, 09:40
My daughter purchased a used 1998 Plymouth Breeze with 82,000. She saved up her own money and was so excited to own her first car. I wish that I had looked this sight up before she purchased it. She has owned it 2 months and she is having to replace the manifold. The mechanic has told her as well as several other mechanics that this car is known for all sorts of problems. He said the dealer will probably not do anything and obviously from all the other comments that I have read that seems to be the consensus for all. I know that I will never purchase another car from Plymouth! I hope that by writing this I can help someone else avoid my daughters heartache!!!
18th Jul 2004, 05:24
I have owned a Plymouth Breeze since 2001. At first, it ran beautifully.
After about a year the brakes had gone bad. I paid around $650 for repairs.
Then the oil started leaking so bad I had to refill the oil every 700 miles.
Three months later, the head gasket was blown and for some odd reason my coolant system was filled to the top with oil. These repairs cost me over $2000.
One month later, the battery exploded! and the mechanic found the a radiator valve to be cracked. These repairs cost me $565.
One day after it came back from the mechanics, the first time I took it out, the transmission fluid leaked so badly it emptied out within 6 hours. and when I hit the gas pedal the car acted like it was in neutral while I was in drive. These repairs cost me around $900.
All this and it only has 74,000 miles on it.
I am still making payments on this car so I guess I am stuck with it.
Please take into consideration mine and others painful experiences with this car if your thinking of buying one.
10th Sep 2005, 14:27
I have had my 1998 Plymouth breeze now for about three years and it has ran very smooth. I bought it with 80,158 miles on her and have had only a couple of small problems. First the thermostat broke apart. Nothing major. I repaired it myself for about five bucks and ten minutes time. Also, my shift linkage bushing started to fall apart.. it was made of rubber and had broken down. I tried to buy a bushing from the dealer, but they don't sell it by it's self! You have to buy the whole cable for a grand total of 300 some odd dollars. So I fixed that also with a 1/2 inch piece of rubber and a piece of 3/8 copper pipe. That cost me nothing.. stuff I had laying around. And last, but not least.. my fuel gage has begun to act weird. It will go from the actual fuel level to empty, then pop back up. Just a annoyance I suppose. But all in all, well worth the 2,500 I spent on her.
GOOD CAR A++
7th Nov 2005, 10:50
I have had my plymouth breeze since 1998, it's a 1998 breeze, I love my car, but it has been a major headache. I have had problems with the brakes in the past and have had the dealer fix it, but I still have the same noise and of course the warranty is out. I have had the head gasket replaced, but it still leaks oil, I have also had them replace a seal between the transmission and where the motor connect, but still it leaks oil. I am very disappointed with the extra cost I have had to endure.
10th Nov 2005, 14:02
The blown head gasket is a known problem with the 2.0L Neon engine used in the Breeze. I had mine replaced under warranty several years ago.
2nd Dec 2005, 15:07
I purchased a 1998 Breeze for my wife in 1999 and it was fine for awhile then we had to replace the head gasket, and here a year and a half later the same problem crops up. I talked to a mechanic who received something from Chrysler regarding this problem they were aware of. He advised me to contact Chrysler, which I did and they blew me off with all kinds of excuses. Well, I called them again and again they blew me off. Saying that the warranty is over, well the warranty wasn't over the last time I had the problem and they still didn't care to help out. It cost me $1600 the first time and I sure don't feel like coughing up another $1600 plus to repair it again. Apparently this is known problem with this car that crops every couple of years, so I have decided to dump the car and never darken my door with another Chrysler procduct. I have a Jeep Liberty as well and I won't be dealing with them again. I guess once they have your money they don't care. Hope I can save someone else the headaches of owning a Chrysler product.
2nd Jan 2006, 22:58
I got a 1998 Plymouth Breeze a couple years back and I loved it! I do have a broken head gasket and I do not know anything about cars. I do not want to take my car to somewhere that I am going to get ripped off. I love my car though. Roomy, nice, and fast little car. ;)!
20th Jan 2006, 19:59
I have bought a plymouth breeze 2 months ago ever since I have it, it has been nothing, but trouble. I had the brakes done twice, the front end done and now that's gone again a month later, and now the head gasket is gone. We have put 2000$ into this car and refuse to fix the head gasket we are sending the car to the crusher. I hope no one buys one of these cars they are junk.
23rd Jan 2006, 10:54
I purchased my Breeze new in 1996. Overall it has been a good car and I now have about 150,000 miles on it. I also had a head gasket replaced at about 40,000 miles, but none since. The brakes have always squeaked, which caused me to forget to check them periodically and I had to have the rotors replaced a few years ago. The mechanic said it was normal for this car. Over the years I have replaced the oil pump, water pump, the tie rods and an air-conditioner repair.
The main thing, however is that his car still gets great gas mileage and has never failed to start and has never left me stranded.