1997 Jeep Cherokee User Reviews

1997 Jeep Cherokee Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"rough ride" 2 reviews
"suspension" 2 reviews

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1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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This reliable old vehicle is everything the typical boxy jeep cherokee is supposed to be - it's reliable, adaptable, stronger than you'd expect, and the gas mileage is less than ideal. For a 17 year old car it's in great shape with low miles. Having the capacity for 4wd makes this car incredibly useful for camping, off roading, etc..

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Low gas mileage compared to more recent vehicles, needs a paint job, and the rear of the headliner is starting to fall.

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Utilitarian — Aside from the sentimental value attached to this Jeep (it was inherited from a dear friend), this Jeep has always been trustworthy and useful. No major engine problems, no surprises with the regular maintenance, and frequent usefulness all make this a great vehicle. It's the kind of vehicle that inspires ideas to go off road and take it out to actually use.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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Handles great. reliable, love this jeep

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Nothing to dislike here!

adventures
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Jeep Cherokee With Lift — I have nothing bad to say about this jeep She is so reliable and so strong Gets me home in the snow! Has power door locks and windows, love the keyless entry Lots of space in the back. Looks sexy as hell with a brush gard and lift BFG's hold up extremely well.

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1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE 4WD Review
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It has plenty of room for people and cargo. Plus it goes almost anywhere!

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Rear springs were sagging.

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Amazing Value For The Money! — Best vehicle I've owned yet. It could go almost anywhere. I never did manage to get it stuck. Throw on some mud terrain tires and these things are awesome in the snow. The manual 6cyl is very quick. They are very roomy inside and the rear seat folds down for more room. Only problem I had was that the spare was inside the vehicle and was a donut. I ended up taking it out all together for more room.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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I love the 4x4 the most, its great going offraod.

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theres nothing to hate about it.

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Its An Awsome Jeep — This is a really nice Jeep, its great for going mudding, offroading, and driving in the snow. It also is really good on gas, i put about 40 dollars in the tank at 3.36 a gallon and it fills it to almost full.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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one of a kind

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pain in the ass

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Great To Me — just good fun ride / toy have lotta fun in this bad boy beat the helll outta it and it still gets me point a to point b. just gotta go out and have fun in it and youll fall in love

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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Powerful

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Nice All Around — Amazing car drives good, beautiful paint and exterior shape, great acceleration and handling, interior is nicely redone for the 97 XJ's, Good gas mileage for the straight inline six, the cherokee is amazing to drives and is well worth its value

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Country 4WD Review
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roomy, quick, great on the trails

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cooling system is funny

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Great Family Vehicle For Those Who Like To Get Out Doors — We loved our jeep. It got great mileage it looked great and handled the trails we drove it on just fine. The only thing we didnt like was the crazy kinks in the cooling system which lead to its demise.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Country Review
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It's a Jeep

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It's not a Porsche

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A Man's Car. — I mean seriously? Review an SUV Icon? Why? It's exactly what you'd expect. it's a truck, you can beat the crap out of it, it doesn't break, and if it does, it's cheap as hell to fix! This is my 2nd, and I'll always have one around, even if it's not my main car. It's roomy, hauls all my gear, is relatively comfortable, and is a monster off-road, even in stock form. If you've never driven one, you should, and you can pick them up cheap nowadays.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Country 4WD Review
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Bumps and hole can kiss my ass

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Gas every third day ...

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Street Tank — It's a though guy heavy but fun its braking its pretty decent considering that its a big jeep handling might be hard some times but when you get to dirtroads its soo good and fun to drive, this is a tank really it has more that 13 years and works like a swiss watch its pretty bad on gas and maintenance every 10000 miles

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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It'll Go anywhere!!!

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it doesn't go around corners at high speed

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I Like It — My jeep has a 4.0, soon to be Stroker, not bad on power, extremely tough suspension, cheap to buy, and it feels good towering over all the little compacts in traffic. Yeah!!! It is a good overall on/offroad vehicle.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2001 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Good Suv By Jamie

Love mostly everything about this car except the roominess of the back seat. Road noise is an issue once we are on the freeway. The 4-Wheel drive was easy to use and great in the snow. Took on many f... Read More

Very Capable, Upgradable, And Reliable Off Road Vehicle. By Lyonsden2162

I love my jeep because it looks awesome and 4x4's very well. I have front and rear air lockers which make my jeep very capable. However the engine is load and could use more power. The front end sways... Read More

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2000 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Wish That Jeep Still Made This Model By ambpd

I purchased this vehicle new, never had any problems other than the usual maintence, Love the high feeling on the road without it being over large. Easy parking, Fantastic in the mud,snow, anything..... Read More

Too Bad Jeep Does Not Still Make Them. By Sly_Fox

This is a great car for mixed use, varied climate. We owned it for 8 years and had a ball with it and it always started and always ran well. Trips long and short were always enjoyable and its load c... Read More

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1999 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Well Taken Care Of And Excellent Running. By Craig

Great reliable, do it all jeep. Efficient and smooth running. Very inexpensive to up keep. Just a solid overall vehicle. From the smooth shifting to the engine power. 4.0 jeeps are one of the all time... Read More

I Refuse To Get Rid Of It, Currently At 228,000miles By erin9821

I love my car, it is very reliable. Keep up with maintenance and don't drive like a jerk and it will treat you good. Some parts start to get tired once you get to the higher miles so expect to replace... Read More

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