1997 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

1997 Jeep Wrangler Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 53 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 31 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
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Very maneuverable, easy to park and can go anywhere.

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Rough on the highway, feel every little bump you hit.

oldfireguy57
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Not An Everyday Driver — Good for the occasional trip and errands, Excellent offroad capabilities. Not good for every day commute to work. Not the easiest vehicle to get in and out of and the little bit of cargo space is difficult to access. Had to remove the back seat just so I could have a little bit of space.

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
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Runs well, very capible, fun to drive, easy to manuver.

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Clear coat popping on hood & fender flares.

sking777
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Off Road Runner! — Love that it is a sturdy, fun, simple vehicle that anyone can drive even if they have never driven a standard. It is such an easy going ride and is very dependable in any situation. Oh and it has both a hard & soft top!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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If you like to play in the mud or go trail riding this is the perfect vehicle, or even take the top off and cruise the beach on a nice sunny day.

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With the lift it gets less fuel mileage.

wallyworld20
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Fun — I like the look of a Jeep, the build quality is superb it is easy to work on and you can find parts for jeeps in quite a few different autoparts or junk yards. The Performance is great, the handling on the road is good.

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

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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good running for tow vehicle or beach running.

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don't need extra car and don't tow any more.

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10997 Jeep — was a good car for when we needed a tow vehicle but nolonger motor home it. will be a good vehicle for towing or to run around on the beach or up in the mountains. this was a fun vehicle for my husband until he got sick.

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

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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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Everyone loves a Jeep.  And it'll go anywhere.

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Repairs are costly.

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I Love It And Would Recommend It To Anyone. — There's no stopping this vehicle. It pulls a lot more weight than one would think. I've taken it a lot of places you typically shouldn't take an off-road vehicle. Thin sand, mud, water, rough cow pastures, through think brush. IT'S SO MUCH FUN!

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

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Love being able to take the top and doors off and just go for a drive.

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Really just gas mileage

jpsports88
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Love It! — This is a great, dependable vehicle with so much to offer. It has a lot of power so it comes in handy when you are in a tight spot. The 4-wheel drive is great in the ice and snow and lets you get out and enjoy the scenery when everyone else is stuck at home.

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

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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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good

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Great Car — fun car to drive, fuel economy on thee low side. 4 cylinder lacks a little in power. great off road. Lots of after market parts available for various online vendors. Can be a little more expensive to purchase but great reliable cars.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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beach days

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used tranny!!

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Its Tha Balls — I love this jeep its like a big quad!! turns on a dime, good acceleration, great braking, i live on an island so the frame is rusted pretty good had to re-weld once all ready. Appearance is good with the top on and off! low maintenance, gas mileage is probably 18 miles per gallon. super fun to drive! On and Off the road!!

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

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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I love the ride and the way this Jeep drives.  Get it off road and you truly see what a Jeep is all about.

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I hate nothing about this vehicle.

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If You Don't Have One, You Don't Understand. — A Jeep Wrangler isn't meant to keep up with the Hummers etc. They are a rough tough vehicle that is fun to drive and cheap to own. They have timeless styling that Jeep owners demand. The highway performance is lacking but this isn't a vehicle meant for the freeway, it's meant for off road. My Jeep is just awesome and out of all my vehicles, this is the one that I'll own to the end...in fact, they may just bury me in it!

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

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Gas mileage and durability

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Low top speed

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Off-road King — Rugged off-road vehicle with great capabilities. Can be testy in extreme situations, but can pass through just about anything. Bottoms out fairly easy, but can pull itself out of almost anything. Can go off-roading all day on one tank of gas!

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

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2015 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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Smooth Ride By gmarcz

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Fun And Tough By chrisjodoherty

I have driven this jeep, all through the winter, during storms and snow, and never even came close to being stuck or having any problems with all types of surfaces. I drove on the beach, and in the ci... Read More

Amazing By Brett

I love everything about this car. I'm still in the process of building it, but it'll be about another 10 grand before I'm close to the finished look. In the mean time it'll be garaged while I save mon... Read More

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Largest Convertible You Can Buy By britishpaul

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It Makes People Stare, You Will Be Noticed! By Strifler

I like everything except for the fact it has a V6. Jeep needs to make a Wrangler with a V8! It is completely loaded, but they still remained to keep it simple in a good way. I would recommend this ... Read More

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2011 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Go Anywhere Escape Plan. By CnoteJK

I wish there was a few more inches behind the front seats. The overall vehicle has improved greatly over the previous body style but the 3.8 is the worst motor ever. The ride and handling is amazing... Read More

It's A Jeep By dssjwood

Compared to the older jeeps, the 2011 is much smoother and has more power and speed. The 2011 allows you to set your speed at 65 on highways the jeep is able to maintain the speed without driving up t... Read More

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