1997 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

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    Displaying 41 - 50 of 53 1997 Jeep Wrangler reviews.

    1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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    35

    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.

    Pros: Great 4x4 performance, beats toyota pickups everytime

    Cons: Lake of power from the 4 cyl but not very expected

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    1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
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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.

    Pros: good stock offroad ability,cheaply modified

    Cons: poor gas mileage

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    1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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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

    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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    1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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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.

    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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    1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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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.

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

    Cons: Top-heavy, soft top flaps loudly at higher speeds

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    1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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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

    Pros: Solid structure, sturdy, manual, convertible, looked cool

    Cons: Gas, slowness, lack of power

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    1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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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.

    Pros: Mud, Snow, Sun, lots and lots of fun

    Cons: fuel economy and acceleration

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    1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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    Best As A 2nd Vehicle — Great fun ride, but the 4 bangers are best left to 2nd vehicles (like a motorcycle). Nothing beats top down summer time driving though. Everyone should own a Jeep at least once. I've owned 2, and loved the both.

    Pros: Nonstop summer fun.

    Cons: Terrible power and mileage from the 4 banger, flaky quality.

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    1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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    Rugged And Would Go Anywhere — Great vehicle pre kids. Nice to drive around town, easy to park, o.k on fuel.

    Pros: Looked great, loved the mags.

    Cons: Windshield picked up anything and anything did not just bounce off.

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    So Much More Awesome Than I Thought It Would Be!!!! — It is a little difficult for the kids to get in & out with it being a 2 door, but in a few years it's not going to be an issue. I love the fact that it's a hard top but because its in sections, you can just pop out the front top & secure it on top of the other half.

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

    Pros: I've always wanted a Jeep Wrangler cuz I love the way they look, the possible modifications are endless and of course, the mud slingin'
    Parts are also easy to come by & many are interchangeable with ford

    Cons: Mine's a 4.0 which is taking me a while to adjust to after driving V8's for so long.
    The 1st thing I hear from people is, "You need to be careful, Jeeps are easier to flip cuz they have a shorter wheel base." Do they think I don't already know that????

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    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

    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

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    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

    Beast! By HardToughPlay

    Raise it up. Put bigger grippy tires on it. Add a wench and some awesome lights. Outfit it with the images you want. Smile when the guys on the trail single you out for the best looking and functi... Read More

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    2012 Wrangler Sport By enlread

    One of my favorite vehicles. There are few things like driving with the top and doors off of a quick vehicle with a manual transmission. How driving should be. Sure, it's basically a two-seater and ha... Read More

    Fun To Drive By Jp2550

    Overall I love driving this car especially in the summer with top and doors off. Handles great in the snow in the winter as well. Only thing for me is I would like to get the 4 door unlimited as carg... Read More

    2011 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Go Anywhere Escape Plan. By Zachary

    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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