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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Tyler writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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4

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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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Abhay writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Love the rugged simplicity

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Not much power and poor fuel economy but that's not why I bought it.

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Love It But Would Love To Get A New One. — I bought this vehicle used since it was an easy way to get into an open air car that has plenty of rollover protection yet had very good "presence". It's been great and I would love to get a new one someday.

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

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Kathryn writes:
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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Chad writes:
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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jpsports88 writes:
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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

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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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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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Nathaniel writes:
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good

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nothing

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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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Kelly writes:
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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Elijah writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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It's a Jeep.

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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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Lizz writes:
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Very fun!

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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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1987 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Its Awesome By DanDiCienzo

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

Good Solid Second Vehicle And Now Dedicated Off-road Vehicle. By bbailey056

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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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