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 41 - 50 of 52 1997 Jeep Wrangler reviews.

Jake writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

Pros

Go anywhere, and simple/classic design

Cons

Daimler Chrysler

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Jeep Wrangler (tj) — This vehicle will take you anywhere... be sure to have deep pockets, or at least be able to fill them often. The quality of it is low, as far as plasticy interior, but it is a very simple vehicle. This vehicle is very fun to drive no matter where you are driving it, and unless you are looking for a Cadillac i would recommend this to anyone.

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Zach writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
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5

Pros

the looks I get when im driving it  the power the off road caabilities and the convertible top.

Cons

the maintanace is all the time, it sux

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Review Of My Jeep Wrangler 5 Speed With A 6 In Lift And In Line 6 With A Few Extras. — I love my jeep it has amazing offroad abilities it had 6 in of lift and just kicks ass with what i have under the hood it is a stock 4.0 l with a lil more add ons to make it go fast.

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Trish writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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"pedro" — I like my car because it's my first car and it's somewhat easy to fix. It has 260 thousand miles on it and although it's not in mint condition it still gets me where I'm going usually without any problems but isn't the most feul efficient either... I still love Pedro..

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Nick writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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5

Pros

Great 4x4 performance, beats toyota pickups everytime

Cons

Lake of power from the 4 cyl but not very expected

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Love My Wrangler — Jeep wrangler's are great vehicles, i love it and it is a blast to drive from the removable top, to the flip down windshield to the removable doors, driving this around will turn some heads. Fun to fit in with other wrangler owners.

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Chris writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
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5

Pros

good stock offroad ability,cheaply modified

Cons

poor gas mileage

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U Get This Stuck...you May Consider Your Life Complete! — The wrangler is unique. its like joinin fraternity when you by one. they're cheap to mod and you cant break em.

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Brian writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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3

Pros

Lifted, Looks good, Convertible, Removable doors, Manual Tranny

Cons

Worthless 4 cyl motor, Possibly slowest car on earth,  No a/c, bad exhaust leak

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Good But Needs More Power And Options — 3" BDS Lift Kit 33x12.50 BFG A/Ts KC Slimlights K&N Filter Soon to be Replaced by 2000-2002 Wrangler Sport

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Trent writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

Pros

Good Engine power and Torque.
Awesome styling.
Good drive train combos available.
Fun to drive.
Solid axles.
Coil spring suspension/linked suspension.
easy to work on.
One of a kind builders.

Cons

Weak drive train combos (get the stronger axles T-case)
Becomes a addiction.
Cheap paint.
Chrysler product so you get the typical downfalls.
Attracts Police to harass you.

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Obsession — The 4.0 inline 6 cylinder Jeep wrangler Is over all A well put together vehicle. The Tj or 1997-06 Wrangler would have to be the best offered to date it is much more well put together then the YJ. The power produced by the motor is impressive, its is very torquey and has decent overall HP and last many many miles depending on if you do the basic maintenence on it. The Axles offered on these Jeeps depending on what you get range from horrible to pretty solid and a performer. If you are looking to build you will want the Dana 44 Combo as opposed to the 30/35 They are just to small to handle tires much bigger than 33 inches. The stock automatic 3 speed transmission offered in the sport is solid and reliable. The NP231 transfer case is also a fairly stout unit and reliable if you keep clean oil in it. The coil spring suspension rides and handles very well and is leap years better than the previous models that offered leaf springs. The Jeep wrangler/CJ/MB/Jk as always are really good candidates for upgrading and are easy to work on and find parts for. The Jeep is a ride and experiance of its own, theres not many other vehicles that provide the same thrills that a Jeep does. The vehicle is one of a kind and Id recommend it to anyone looking to have fun and have a vehicle that will for many years to come will have a huge aftermarket following. I would buy a second and probably will in the future.

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Shaun writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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3

Pros

Not hard to fix, simple design, convertible easy to take on and off

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Top-heavy, soft top flaps loudly at higher speeds

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Decent, Classic Design, But American Engineering Can Only Go So Far. — Despite being top-heavy, it was a decent drive. Don't get it if you're looking for something with a comfortable, quiet ride. It excels offroad, obviously.

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David writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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4

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Solid structure, sturdy, manual, convertible, looked cool

Cons

Gas, slowness, lack of power

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Great For Offroading — This jeep was pretty fun, although only 4 cylinder the engine still moved those 33's and made offroading pretty nice, i could crawl and climb with the 4 inch lift and it was a blast

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Jim writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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4

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Mud, Snow, Sun, lots and lots of fun

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fuel economy and acceleration

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Most Fun You Can Have With Clothes On — Whether its driving in the snow, mud or sun, this is by far the most fun you can have without getting an indecent exposure charge. The 2.5L I-4 is a dog, it could use a small turbo or something to help it along its way. If you are buying; spring for the trouble free 4.0L I-6. As for Cory's jeep it has a 3" suspension lift which is loads of fun. The looks that you get when driving can't be beat, ferrari drivers are envious of you. When you have it bring extra money, with the big tires and the lack of aerodynamics the fuel economy is very poor (12 mpg-ish) and you always want to buy something new for it. All in All the interior is lackluster but its really fun to drive, buy one if you can afford one.

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Great Ride! By Mossyoakbabe88

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Awesome Looking Vehicle By Jeep313

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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. A year after I bought the jeep new for 35,000 it is worth almost what I paid for it.. I have had 2 jee... Read More

Great For Off-road But Not For Daily Driver. By tjstrato

The ultimate stock off-road machine. The wrangler has come along ways but still needs some things: better safety, better mpg, and better interior comfort are needed. The Rubicon package is way over pr... Read More

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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

Nice For Around Town. By Howard684

Looks sharp. Fun to be part of the Jeep club. Not the best choice if you do a lot of highway driving. Really good in the winter to get you through the snow. Again, I am tired of replacing windshields.... 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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