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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Randy writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

Pros

Do I really need to explain, if you have riden in one you will know

Cons

The +'s out way the -'s

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Jeep Wrangler Sport — My Jeep is, Big time Fun Factor Great Gas Mileage, Low Maintenance Big Wheels, Topless Has some squeaks and rattles, but that is part of having fun Acceleration and Braking are awesome. Handling is difficult at times but very responsive. I would like to a newer 4dr Rubicon

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Brandi writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

Pros

Looks of envy I get while driving it

Cons

Lose speed when going up a hill as with every other Jeep

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My Jeep — Is by far the best vehicle I've ever owned although with the 33" tires can't drive it the same way as the minivan but it is so damn fun to drive even if I do, do racecar shifting. Driving without the roof is great as long as you tie your hair back lol. The gas mileage is great for a Jeep as with most you can only get 350 kms to the tank but with this one can get 400.

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Jerald writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Pros

Versatile, fun American icon.

Cons

poor fuel economy, convertible top is difficult to work with

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I Love My Turquoise Jeep Wrangler — A Jeep Wrangler is above all, versatile in it's functionality and capability, and I highly prize versatility. It is a fun vehicle to drive, top up or down, and has plenty of power from the inline 4-liter six. It's great in terrible weather because it inspires confidence that you can get there, no matter what. It's great in perfect weather because with the top down and the doors off, it's the ultimate fun in the sun machine. It is an American icon that speaks military history just by it's stylized design, but it's also a big toy. There are a few issues; like the top not being quick or easy to take down or reassemble, the rain leaking into the passenger footwell in heavy rain, but the worst part of owning a Wrangler is the poor fuel economy - less than 20 mpg.

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Ben writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

Pros

Off roading!

Cons

Not the fastest as is.

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Jeep Wrangler 4.0l Sport — Accellaration and top speed isn't the greatest. I wish it was a manual. I-6 eats gas like crazy, but you gotta love that strait-six sound! But, easy to take care of, easy to modify, easy to fix stuff. Mine's all rusted out but that's all that's wrong with it! Could have more cargo room but my bike fits in there without the back seat, lol.

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Jake writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

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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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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

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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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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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