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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Displaying 11 - 20 of 52 1997 Jeep Wrangler reviews.

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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:
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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:
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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

Very Great Vehicle By Gusnette

I like the performance of the jeep and the fact that it can be turned into an off road vehicle at anytime by removing the doors, top and the windshield. The truck also handles very good on the highway... Read More

Great Ride! By Mossyoakbabe88

Love almost everything about this jeep! The only thing I would change would be the need for more room! This jeep is great for a small family, but for a growing one it isn't the best. Bottom line th je... Read More

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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

A Dream For A Deer Hunter Or Person With A Small Boat. Will Get You Anywhere Reliably By Nick

I will say that the gas mileage could be better. However that aside this is a wonderful vehicle. Two years after I bought the jeep as a demonstrator new for 35,000 it is worth almost what I paid for ... 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

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

It's A Jeep Fun To Drive By seanze

Nice SUV very over price great in the snow and off road sucks on the freeway gutless engine need to put the new motor which is coming in 2012 so wait if you can But ts a fun SUV drive one you will l... Read More

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2010 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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

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

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