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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
"build quality" 3 reviews
"door" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 52 1997 Jeep Wrangler reviews.

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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5

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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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Nathaniel writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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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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Nicholas writes:
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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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Kelly writes:
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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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Nathan writes:
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Offroad and summer topless fun!

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The check engine can get annoying popping on and off but thats probably because of the 148,000 miles!

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Great Start For An Offroader, Noisy On The Highways But Its A Jeep. Deal With It. — This Jeep is a very fun car to drive. I love the 5 speed manual tranny and it shifts well for a Jeep. Its engine is very reliable and Ive heard its one of the longest lasting engines( Its the last model of engine produced by AMC) It does great on the street for a Jeep, well offroad too. Its limited slip diff. in the front axle helps alot even though its not truly locked. Its gas mileage is not great...I blame the rack for part of that. Overall I love it!

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

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Wes writes:
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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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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2014 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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My Family and I love to run around and just experience the great out doors with the top and doors off!!!!! This has made a great third vehicle for us to really enjoy on the weekends...we made two road... Read More

Fun Buggy! By nicoles2013

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

2012 Wrangler Sport By enlread

One of my favorite vehicles. There are few things like taking the top and doors of a quick vehicle with a manual transmission. How driving used to be. Sure, it's basically a two-seater and has the rid... Read More

Fun To Drive By Jp2550

Overall I love driving this car especially in the summer with top and doors off. Handles great in the snow in the winter as well. Only thing for me is I would like to get the 4 door unlimited as carg... Read More

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2011 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Unique Extreme Off Road Ready Jeep Wrangler Unlimtied By mboles23

This Jeep is a great vehicle for your everyday commute to work or fun off roading in dirt, mud, sand, or water. It's unique paint job (rhino lined) makes it impervious to scratches, scrapes, and some ... Read More

Great Jeep! By RebeccaBrown

If you are looking for a fun, cool jeep than this is the one. The roof comes off, the doors come off, and it is just a fun jeep to cruise around in. The black on black make it look really sharp. Read More

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2010 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

The Go Anywhere Family Wagon By KOVEN1981

I trully enjoy the four door jeep now giving me enought room to hold the family and dogs. Fuel mileage could be better. I would buy this vehilce again? I would buy this jeep again it is a wonderful ve... Read More

Love.love.love! By MK102010

Absolutely LOVE my Jeep! It is fun, cool, reliable, powerful... it is perfect. By far, the car I have loved the most... actually, it is the only vehicle I have ever truly loved. Family of 4 gives it... Read More

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