1997 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

1997 Jeep Wrangler Review Ratings

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  • 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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"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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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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oldfireguy57 writes:
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.

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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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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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First jeep bought it for cheap

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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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????

CountryChic
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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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Nicholas writes:
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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wallyworld20 writes:
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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Robert writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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4X4

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It's a Jeep (Just Empty Every Pocket)

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My Thoughts — I love my Jeep. There is nothing special about it. It was puchased for the purpose of offroading. I am currently in the process of converting it from a 4 to 6. Do not recommond this it is alot of work.

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.

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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1987 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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I have had the car for a while now. It is old, and I have never taken the time to get it completely fixed. But it drives and its a jeep and it is super fun. The engine leaks oil, but the 4.2L In-line ... Read More

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1988 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Great By harolds931

Loved it from the start especially when we pull it with our motor home no need for dolys not hard to pull since it is light weight , and sporty when we travel or explore off road, grear for older peo... Read More

A Good First Convertable Car By blanzo22

This Jeep is a nice ride however it needs alot of work. the inside is in pretty good shape and the outside condition is about average. needs a new fuel system and the 4wd doesnt work. other than that ... Read More

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1989 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Awesome By Miles

This is the funnest vehicle to own in my opinion. A must have for the outdoorsy type! I love taking the Jeep camping, off roading, or even just for a joy ride. I enjoy working on mechanical work nearl... Read More

Fun Toy By oldguy2

I bought it as a fixer upper toy and have enjoyed every minute of it. I love the way it looks now and the feeling of freedom driving it with the top down/off. I wish it had a litle more power and got ... Read More

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1990 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Jeep Lover By Dillon

amazing car!!! i would recomend this car to anyone, there is nothing u cant love about a jeep. it cvan go anywhere and do anything and it looks amazing. cheap for the amount of fun u will have in th... Read More

One Of My Favorite Convertibles By Christopher

love my jeep, great off road, not too bad on road. blast to drive in the summer and somtimes winter, if there ia snow. has a 4.5 inch lft 35" tires. never had a problem off road. it is very thisty. Read More

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1991 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

It's A Jeep Thing By soupy6914

i love her wouldn't trade her for anything handels mud snow hills take the top off and cruse in the summer nothing better she gets about 15mpg but almost never gets stuck without it being my fault h... Read More

Best Vehicle In The World For Recreational Use Not So Much For Driving Every Day. By Brent

Well what to say about it, the goods plenty of power out of the six cylinder even turning 33 inch tires, handles good and turns on a dime, built like a tank i don't baby it at all and it just begs for... Read More

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