1997 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

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Jerald writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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5

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

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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Trish writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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4
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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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