1997 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

1997 Jeep Wrangler Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 52 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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
"small power" 2 reviews
"rough ride" 2 reviews

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wallyworld20 writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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5

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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.

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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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Gary writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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duh

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noisy

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1997 Red Jeep Wrangler — Picked this jewel up in Ft.Lauderdale on e-bay for my son. Drove it home to B'ham with no doors or a top. What's great about it is everything can be replaced cheaply. I don't have a convertible, so on the weekends between March and October this is my favorite ride.

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

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Drew writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Offroad Capabilities, Convertable abilities

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Loud Engine noise, Rough ride at slow speeds

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97 Jeep Wranger — I absolutely love this beast. If it were stock, I wouldn't enjoy it so much. If you own a wrangler, you need to put some off road tires on it and a lift. Its awesome in the North East cause it goes through snow like its not even there and in the summer you can take the doors off! Its perfect!

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Christopher writes:
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The Von Helmet Synopsis — I love it. Everybody should own one at least once just to know how fun they are even if the ride is somewhat rough,mileage is questionable and lackluster performance. All the shortcomings can be improved upon and that just adds to the fun of convertible,4x4 go anywhere good times. :) Oh....and the chicks dig it too. ;)

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Chris writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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light, decent fuel economy, 4wd, convertible, Jeep

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slow, loud, rough

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My First Jeep — Performance - 2.5L, slow, recently started misfiring, no ABS, feels like it always gonna roll when cornered sharply Build Quality - originally a salvage title, rebuilt front clip in my garage, even after a roll over, it still runs and drives near flawless, squeaks in places, little rust and a few dented panels Appearance -exterior: beauty of a Jeep, looks good with off road tires, nice red paint, cage has a little lean to the left, dented panels interior: plastic everywhere, gray and black, vinyl seats, spartan interior Cost of Ownership - 18 mpg, maintenance has been cheap for things like plugs, wires, distributor cap Fun Factor - the most fun car to drive around, on road or off road, Jeepers share a common bond with each other, people always smile and sometimes ask about it all in all, its a pretty good truck. fun to drive topless in the summer and be able to go anywhere. A blast to drive in the snowy winters, its nice to be able to pull away from an intersection when everything else is stuck spinning

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

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Jerald writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Versatile, fun American icon.

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poor fuel economy, convertible top is difficult to work with

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I Love My Turquoise Jeep Wrangler — A Jeep Wrangler is above all, versatile in it's functionality and capability, and I highly prize versatility. It is a fun vehicle to drive, top up or down, and has plenty of power from the inline 4-liter six. It's great in terrible weather because it inspires confidence that you can get there, no matter what. It's great in perfect weather because with the top down and the doors off, it's the ultimate fun in the sun machine. It is an American icon that speaks military history just by it's stylized design, but it's also a big toy. There are a few issues; like the top not being quick or easy to take down or reassemble, the rain leaking into the passenger footwell in heavy rain, but the worst part of owning a Wrangler is the poor fuel economy - less than 20 mpg.

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Alex writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
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Goes anywhere

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Gas mileage

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My Favorite Vehicle I've Ever Owned. — I love this vehicle, it goes anywhere and gets lots of attention. It has 120,000 miles on the clock but still has over half of its life left. It never lets me down. The only down side is the gas mileage. I only average 19 MPG. Hands down my favorite vehicle I've owned so far.

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CountryChic writes:
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I've always wanted a Jeep Wrangler cuz I love the way they look, the possible modifications are endless and of course, the mud slingin'
Parts are also easy to come by & many are interchangeable with ford

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Mine's a 4.0 which is taking me a while to adjust to after driving V8's for so long.
The 1st thing I hear from people is, "You need to be careful, Jeeps are easier to flip cuz they have a shorter wheel base." Do they think I don't already know that????

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So Much More Awesome Than I Thought It Would Be!!!! — It is a little difficult for the kids to get in & out with it being a 2 door, but in a few years it's not going to be an issue. I love the fact that it's a hard top but because its in sections, you can just pop out the front top & secure it on top of the other half.

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

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sking777 writes:
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.

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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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Tyler writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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It's a great off road machine.The 4 cylinder still makes good power and is good on gas.

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Should have gone for at least 6 cylinder to to have a little more "pep"

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Great Vehicle For Any Terrain Or Environment. — Not a lot done it is only my Daily. 3" lift kit 33" Cooper Discoverer STT M/t Hard top Soft top Custom blacked out headlights HIDs hi/lo beams Hella 100w on tube bumper blacked out headlight housing upgraded head unit upgraded speakers in dash and sound bar Has a/c which is pretty nice with the hard top on.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Very Great Vehicle By Gusnette

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Beast! By HardToughPlay

Raise it up. Put bigger grippy tires on it. Add a wench and some awesome lights. Outfit it with the images you want. Smile when the guys on the trail single you out for the best looking and functi... Read More

Awesome Ride ! By jamesp349

What more can I say its a jeep. I love everything about it. I take my jeep on long trips to short trips and the ride and comfort is great and cargo area is more than enough for me and my family. Read More

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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

Better Than I Expected By 883123

Love my Jeep. Throw back the top and your day gets better. I get 20 MPGaroun town and 22 MPG on the highway. Better than my wife mini van. 67K miles and the new car feeling hasn't worn off yet. 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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2010 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Amazing By Hornets1993

I love everything about the car, came with new tires, exceptional mileage, clean car fax, great price. Highly Recommend buying from Kirtland Car Company, this is my 3rd vehicle from them and couldnt b... Read More

Well Pleased By jaytol9262

I am pleased with the over all performance of the car. I only wish that it got better gas milage since ill will be traveling a lot in the up come future. I am happy with it but its time to improve. Read More

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