1997 Jeep Wrangler Consumer Reviews

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1997 Jeep Wrangler
4.3
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There's simply nothing like a Jeep.

by from Parkersburg, WV on November 6, 2009

Jeeps have been through it all. From WWII to this day. Jeep has made the ultimate utiliy vehicle and gave us the first SUV ever, so there must be a good reason why there's so many of them on the road ...
Jeeps have been through it all. From WWII to this day. Jeep has made the ultimate utiliy vehicle and gave us the first SUV ever, so there must be a good reason why there's so many of them on the road today. I own and drive daily a 1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport (6cyl.) auto. 135,000 miles and I must say that this vehicle is like no other. I'm 19 now and I've been around Jeeps my whole life....for a good reason too. I have driven several different vehicles and there is no doubt that the Wrangler is by far the most fun vehicle that money can buy. NO, it is not good on gas, I average 12 mpg every tank if I'm lucky (living in WV doesn't help matters). The straight six (258) motor is one of the strongest on the road. They're the ultimate work horse. Torque is unbelievable...especially in 4WD LOW, you can pull anything and idle up any steep grade hill. Although highway driving is annoying, especially on a windy day, it's worth every mile even if you can't keep up with that punk in the mustang and I wouldn't be afraid to drive it across the country. Snow, mud, rocks, sand, you name it, the Wrangler will ease through anything it's introduced to. The summer time is awesome...top down, doors off, windshield down (if you like bugs in you face), and you've got yourself a tanning booth with good tunes. When you own a Jeep, you become part of a family, a Jeep family, and yes, all fellow Jeepers wave to eachother, and will always strike up a conversation with you. So, in conclusion, if you are looking for a reliable, customizable, durable, fun, go anywhere & do anything vehicle, then the Jeep Wrangler is for you.
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97 TJ 5 spd 4 cyl

by from Phoenixville,PA on May 28, 2013

I was a little timid about buying a 4 cyl jeep. However, this guy surprised me with the pick up it actually does have. I wouldn't suggest it for constant highway/interstate driving but it's great for ...
I was a little timid about buying a 4 cyl jeep. However, this guy surprised me with the pick up it actually does have. I wouldn't suggest it for constant highway/interstate driving but it's great for what I need it to do. It runs better than some newer cars I've driven and it's reassuring to know that if something does happen... Parts are cheap! 4 wheel drive is convenient to have when needed and if I feel like going and getting muddy or getting around on the farm I know I can without a problem!
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Incredible Fun

by from Riverside, CA on May 7, 2009

This is without a doubt the most fun vehicle I have ever owned. Everyone should get a chance to take one of these offroad. I read reviews griping about aerodynamics and avoiding windy days?? Are you k...
This is without a doubt the most fun vehicle I have ever owned. Everyone should get a chance to take one of these offroad. I read reviews griping about aerodynamics and avoiding windy days?? Are you kidding me? It's a brick, the gas mileage isn't great, it can only hold four people (and they better like each other) and there's no cargo space. And I'll never drive anything else. Just bear in mind that your initial purchase price is just the starting point - add about 75% more for customizing. - '97 TJ 4.0L Sport, 4" lift, 33" tires, 4.56 gears/lockers, Sway bar quick disconnects, warn bumpers, winch, the list goes on...
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economy? no. cool? yes

by from washington,dc on April 4, 2008

this car is designed very well and for a specific purpose. it is not fuel efficient or super plush inside. it is super rugged, durable, dependable and fun to drive. it looks cool and can be endlessly ...
this car is designed very well and for a specific purpose. it is not fuel efficient or super plush inside. it is super rugged, durable, dependable and fun to drive. it looks cool and can be endlessly customized. and it will go any where and never get stuck. if you are looking for luxury, keep looking. if you want a workhorse that will last forever, this is it.
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must fun car i had

by from Camuy, PR on July 2, 2011

I truly enjoy driving the Wrangler with open soft top. use it for everything. Has gain value over time!
I truly enjoy driving the Wrangler with open soft top. use it for everything. Has gain value over time!
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Most Reliable C...er Jeep I've Owned.

by from Rochester, NY on February 20, 2007

I bought it used a couple years ago with 110,000 miles on it. It still runs like a top and now has 132,000 miles on it. Since I bought it, I have only had to make two moderate repairs to it. One was...
I bought it used a couple years ago with 110,000 miles on it. It still runs like a top and now has 132,000 miles on it. Since I bought it, I have only had to make two moderate repairs to it. One was a waterpump, the other was a radiator. The radiator shouldn't really count since it was cracked by a stone that kicked up off the road. My particular Jeep is stripped down bare. 4cyl, 5spd. It didn't even come with a radio. Eh, who needs one? If your want a vehicle that's quiet and smooth.... Buy a Roadmaster. If you want a vehicle that is fun to drive, will introduce you to great people and will get you to your destination no matter what or where, then get a Jeep.
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Best Vehicle, Most Fun, Go any where do anything

by from New Jersey on June 12, 2007

Jeep are the best made vechicles. no matter what you do to them they are easily fixed and they will run forever! Very reliable...engines are very strong and well built!
Jeep are the best made vechicles. no matter what you do to them they are easily fixed and they will run forever! Very reliable...engines are very strong and well built!
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very reliable

by from on November 16, 2008

good performance and climing torque pulling and off road very easy to get into tight spots and good suspention and steering......
good performance and climing torque pulling and off road very easy to get into tight spots and good suspention and steering......
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Good Jeep

by from Newfoundland on April 22, 2008

very good for off roading, not good on the highway, and the 4cylinder engine lacks in power on steep hills, i have a 4cylinder but i would recomend the 6
very good for off roading, not good on the highway, and the 4cylinder engine lacks in power on steep hills, i have a 4cylinder but i would recomend the 6
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The most fun vehicle you could ever own.

by from colorado springs, co on May 25, 2007

I have owned this jeep since 2001. It is a 6cyl and my wife and kids beg to take it out for a spin. Its not the best on gas but it is the most fun you can have driving.
I have owned this jeep since 2001. It is a 6cyl and my wife and kids beg to take it out for a spin. Its not the best on gas but it is the most fun you can have driving.
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