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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Elijah writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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Pros

It's a Jeep.

Cons

The heat.

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My Yj. — Rugged, tough, plenty of torque, and a real blast to drive. The hardtop is nice and works well. Heat is a little weak and wish there was a fan setting for upper body and feet. Put it in 4WD and it more than lives up to its name.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ryan writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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5

Pros

Its Just fun

Cons

Kinda tight inside

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Really Fun — Performane is Awesome its quick off the line, Its built really good nice and strong, The apperance with my lil monster is awesome i love my jeep, my Jeep is a blast to drive, I dont call it my lil monster for a reason.

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

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Xylina writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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5

Pros

4 wheel drive and can climb about ne thing.

Cons

highway sucks

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All Around Fun — i love jeeps, this one gotten me everywhere. they are a play thing just an oversized fourwheeler lol. and the cost of owning one is cheep, mine does awesome on gas.this car is so much fun im convered it in mud many times.

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

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Lizz writes:
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5

Pros

Very fun!

Cons

Nothing

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Its A Jeep Thing, You Wouldnt Understand! — She makes me feel free and she can go just about anywhere! :) and its okay if i dont feel like giving her a bath cuz she doesnt mind bein dirty!!..vroom vroom..Always riding topless!! I love my jeep! yay!

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

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Budi writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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5

Pros

Powerful engine, solidly build and all terrain vehicle.

Cons

Low mileage of gasoline (indeed it's 4.0L high output), and it is a lil bit difficult for beginners driver.

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Do Anything, Go Everywhere! — "There's Only One Jeep", this slogan really describes this car, This Jeep Wrangler has an enormous power, with 190HP on wheels, an also a high torsion as well. This car is fun to drive, but a lil bit difficult for those who are beginners to Jeep.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Acadia_26447 writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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Pros

Built like a friggin car should be. 4WD is awesome.

Cons

The soft tops and lack of acceleration kills the joy

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Wait For Winter — Let me put it to you this way: Although the acceleration was horrifying, this Jeep was built for something serious. Dirt, snow, lakes, whatever you want to put it though, it can handle. Not bad looking at all. Soft tops are kind of annoying because they rip, but who needs a top? GREAT to drive - especially in the snow. But if you drive a small car, this is something you have to get used to....

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kevin writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

Pros

you don't need roads

Cons

it wil run you over

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Jeep Just-emptied-every-pocket — 214,000 original miles, 5 spd, 33" bf goodrich all terrain tires, 2" budget suspension lift, 1" body lift, custom stinger front bumper i made, hella 500w driving lights, thrush welded muffler, throttle body spacer, long tube cold air intake (more low end torque), accel 42,000 volt ignition coil, rear locker, i removed the exhaust manifold and welded up the cracks that are common on wranglers, it is very fun to drive, most people can't, its fast for a jeep, and it can go pretty much anywhere

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

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Andrew writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

Pros

great off road

Cons

slow

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Graet Jeep — uhm shes a 97 wrangler tj wit the 4.0 in it connected to a 5spd set up for wheeling lift tires etc and some elctronics kc lights 10'kicker sub and satilite radio its over all a lil beast in the woods and fshes fun to drive

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

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Kylen writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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Pros

Summer Vehicle

Cons

Gas mileage

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It's Fuin To Have, But I Wouldnt Suggest As A Daily Driver. — There aren't many options, but perfect for climbing and being a summer toy. I would also get the 6 cyl., the 4 cyl is the slowest thing I have ever driven. Huge torque and climbing power though.Wouldn't suggest a daily driver.

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

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77_thunderbird writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
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5

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Fun to drive, Great off road, easy to park

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Gas milage is not impressive, handling over 60 is moderate at best

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I Love It, My Daily Driver And My Off-road Rig; It Does It All — Really fun rig. Very high quality for a newer vehical, not too much plastic. The in-line 6 4.0L has a lot of get up and go and does great off road. Really fun to drive; does have some tracking issues over 60.

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

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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

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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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