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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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Fun no matter where you are

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bad gas milage

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Best Fun To Drive Vehicle, Especially In Summer — I Love Jeeps Once you go Wrangler You never go back, It's not fast But it has the power to go through anything...with the right modifications. Nothing beats driving topless on a hot summer day with your best pals in a Jeep

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

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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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fun fun fun

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2.5L Engine (but very reliable. Never let me down)

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Loved It — Great for summer with the top off and good for winter for those snowy streets. Great off road vehicle with one of the best rated approach and departure angles.I had lots of fun with mine and would get another one in the future.

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

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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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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Its Awesome. Look.power.abilities

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none

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Awesome — I love everyting about it. The ride,power,apperance. Everything. there isnt really one thing i hate about it. i love the ability to go with no top or doors. everything is owner friendly. And when you own a jeep no one else understands your love affair with it beside other jeep owners.

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

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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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light, decent fuel economy, 4wd, convertible, Jeep

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slow, loud, rough

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My First Jeep — Performance - 2.5L, slow, recently started misfiring, no ABS, feels like it always gonna roll when cornered sharply Build Quality - originally a salvage title, rebuilt front clip in my garage, even after a roll over, it still runs and drives near flawless, squeaks in places, little rust and a few dented panels Appearance -exterior: beauty of a Jeep, looks good with off road tires, nice red paint, cage has a little lean to the left, dented panels interior: plastic everywhere, gray and black, vinyl seats, spartan interior Cost of Ownership - 18 mpg, maintenance has been cheap for things like plugs, wires, distributor cap Fun Factor - the most fun car to drive around, on road or off road, Jeepers share a common bond with each other, people always smile and sometimes ask about it all in all, its a pretty good truck. fun to drive topless in the summer and be able to go anywhere. A blast to drive in the snowy winters, its nice to be able to pull away from an intersection when everything else is stuck spinning

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

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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For the love of the open Road

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Need to travel w/ more than 2 ppl

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Great — The jeep is an amazing vehicle for all types of road conditions on or off. The performance is amazing and cost of ownership is low to minimal It is a fun beach car to drive and is just overall AMAZING

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

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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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Off roading capability, removable top, removable doors!

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MPG, noise, acceleration

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Not Trading My Car In, But In A Perfect World I'd Have A Zippy Commuter Car As Well. — Love my car... so much. But given a choice, I'd take the 6cyl over the 4 - barely noticeable difference in mpg, but significant difference in power. Overall, this car is a BLAST! Think of myself as a Jeep convert for life!

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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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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Its toughness

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Its getting old

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A Girls Best Friend — best 4wd a girl could have. performance wise, due to modificagtions its not so great onroad anymore, but stock they are quite comfortable to drive. it always needs repairs because i brake it so often, but it goes further than any other make or model i wheel with without needing repairs.

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

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Never dies

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poor body condition

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My Jeep — Best build quality. Never has needed repairs other than driver error. Great performance for a 12 year old car and for looks... hey its a Jeep! Really when you get down to it its a great car that is fun and challenging to drive.

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2015 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Exciting, Fun By ShevyPri

The look of the Jeep Wrangler is just incredible out of most modern cars which usually don't appeal to me. It has a rugged look as well as feel, but has the reliability of modern cars. It's a ton of f... Read More

Wife Loves This Thing By 911finder

Love to haul the kayak and bikes. take the roof and doors off and hit the town or back woods. Everyone loves it. Wish it came with a back up sensor. The dark saddle trim is perfect with the black c... Read More

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Great Fun Car By Joellepat

Love the car, glad I had the opportunity to drive one. Just a real feel good car :-) Up high and easy to drive, it can snow, rain, sun shine, the car is ready and so the driver. The top can be down in... Read More

Smooth Ride By gmarcz

Black paint Doors 2 Soft top convertible Passenger seats 4 City economy17 (Est) mpg Highway economy21 (Est) mpg I am amazed at how solid and smooth the ride is- This vehicle is easy to drive, has a t... Read More

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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

I love everything about this car. I'm still in the process of building it, but it'll be about another 10 grand before I'm close to the finished look. In the mean time it'll be garaged while I save mon... Read More

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Largest Convertible You Can Buy By britishpaul

Lots of space and fun in the sun. 4 wheel drive for the snow or 2 wheel drive for the road. Fuel economy is not like a Prius but it's a Jeep... and it's the biggest convertible you can buy. Great valu... Read More

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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