I have a 99 plymouth breeze. It has been and excellent car. We have over 200,000 miles on it. We are having problems now with the fuel pump, but other than that we have only replaced the timing belt and water pump. Great car, good gas mileage.
I bought a 97 Plymouth Breeze back in March. The car had 205,000 miles on it. It now has 230,000. I have been very happy with this car. I replaced the timing belt and water pump immediately as the owner was not sure when the last time it had been replaced. The brakes were bad, but that is to be expected of a older used car. I bought the car with the check engine light on which is of no concern too me. however at about 227k it started acting erratically would run OK for about 30 minutes then loose all power. The code on the computer were O2, coil pack and EGR. I knew the EGR was bad as it was plugged when I bought it so I replaced the O2 and bought a coil pack and a EGR from the junk yard, cost me $20. No check engine now. I really like this car it has been great. To all those that have bought a breeze used expect for things to go bad it is old and used. To those with the trouble when it was new sometimes there are bad ones sorry about your luck. Maybe I am lucky so far, but I have only spent about $400 dollars on repairs/standard maintenance. Much cheaper than a new car payment so far. Oh and I bought it for $700.
I have a 1996 Plymouth Breeze, I replaced the fuel pump because the car would not start. 6 weeks later I was driving the car and all of a sudden the car lost all power and stalled. Now it will not start. I replaced the fuel filter, cleaned the tank and all that good stuff. Still it will not start. I m getting spark, and checked all the basics. Can anybody shine some light on this for me, I am about to give up. Please help.
I own a 1999 Plymouth Breeze Expresso, and I haven't had many major mechanical problems with mine. However, it is on a salvage title (previous owner hit a deer) and I don't know its entire history prior to my own purchase of it; since I bought it in 2004, I have had very few problems. I have, of course, had to do regular maintenance such as changing of brake pads and replacing tires, but those are things necessary to any car and I can in no way blame such common-place things on this particular car. I haven't had any electrical problems of any kind, and haven't had to change any bulbs or fuses at all. Everything has been running well for me.
The mileage on this car is now up to just over 171,000 and it still runs well.
Am I the only one lucky enough to have purchased a /good/ Plymouth Breeze? Or is it just because mine is an Expresso?
I just recently traded in a 1997 Plymouth Breeze for a newer model Neon. I loved the Breeze, it was very reliable and cheap to own. The only reason that I ended up trading it, is because the car had 255K on it. I really like my 05 Neon, but I wish it had the room of the Breeze. I drive 110 miles round trip everyday, and I'm finding that the Breeze actually got better mileage than the Neon... Is this normal???
I have owned mine for about a year, it's a 1999.
I have replaced a speed sensor, starter went (copper connector's inside), which for some reason kept causing it to blow fuses, tires, brakes, ball joints, wheel bearings, heater speed control. Other than that, nothing else I can think of.
Now I previously owned a Tercel, so I'm used to fixing nothing except putting oil in it, but I still can't complain, I love the car; it is like driving on a cloud, all I want is a parts car so I can keep it going!!! :)
I bought a 1999 Plymouth Breeze about a few months ago, and I had to have the brakes fixed, the hub bearings I'm getting fixed, and I need to get the ball joint fixed too, and the heater gauge (low or high) as it only goes to high. But my problem that I just saw is on my dashboard.
It is a red "!" exclamation point with a circle around it and parenthesis, does anyone know what that means?! Cause the car didn't come with a manual... And I spend 1,100 on this car too.
In response to the exclamation with circle around it, I recently rented a Jeep and a similar light came on. I referred to the manual and it turned out to be tire pressure warning. Hope this helps.
I have a Plymouth Breeze 99' with almost 160k miles in it. and runs perfectly fine.
First off, let me say, in order to praise my car, that it runs well and I like it. I got a really great deal on it used, when it only had 25,000 miles. I've had two problems I'd like to share.
My first worry is ongoing. When it is 70 degrees or hotter outside, and the car is driven for more than 10 minutes, often times upon parking the car and turning it off I can hear (and see if I lift the hood) the coolant boiling, nearly everytime I drive it under these conditions. I took it to a trusted mechanic, who said they never seen or heard of the problem, and couldn't think of any other diagnosis other than a faulty temperature gauge, which does not seem likely because the temperature gauge fluctuates and seems to indicate proper temp. levels...
Second, I recently parked the car under these similar conditions, and when I shifted my automatic into park the engine shut off. I did not do anything but shift the car to park, the engine shut off and the check engine light came on. I restarted the car and drove it around the parking light for two minutes, and it seemed to be running normal, but it's still worrisome. I'll guess I'll have to take it in to have the mechanic pull the code from the check engine light to find out what happened.
Beware, since I see many with this make and model seem to comment on the same type of expensive repair. Oil leaks can develop at the cam sensor o ring. This is often misdiagnosed as an external head gasket leak. The O ring repair was about $200, as opposed to the head gasket repair, which seems to run anywhere from $800 - $1200. Find a mechanic you can trust.
My fiancée has a '99 Plymouth Breeze with 108k miles that has the same electrical problem described by several other posters: at random times the radio, turn signals, power windows, and/or instruments stop working, then may work again after turning off the car and restarting it. It doesn't appear to be correlated with high temperatures as one person described.
Has anyone seen an ANSWER to what this problem is? I've already put some money into this car, and it's not worth a lot, so I'm hoping it hasn't been wasted.