1997 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

1997 Jeep Wrangler Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 54 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" 32 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"door" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews

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Wes writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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4

Pros

Gas mileage and durability

Cons

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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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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Christian writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

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Fun no matter where you are

Cons

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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Victor writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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4

Pros

fun fun fun

Cons

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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Acadia_7885 writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

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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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Chris writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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4

Pros

light, decent fuel economy, 4wd, convertible, Jeep

Cons

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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Rev. Matthew writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

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For the love of the open Road

Cons

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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Kate writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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5

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Off roading capability, removable top, removable doors!

Cons

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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Emma writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

Pros

Its toughness

Cons

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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Dylan writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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4

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Never dies

Cons

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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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

1987 Wrangler, NP231, Peugeot 5spd, 258ci, originally had Carter 2bbl. Over 200K miles. Installed Mopar Performance Fuel Injection late 90's. Best money I have spent so far. Increased mileage,drivabil... Read More

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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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