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1997 Jeep Wrangler

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 19/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Jeep Wrangler Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 1216 Ratings for the 1997 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Forever my first choice

By on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "such a fun ride. I feel safe when I drive"

Cons: "not such a fan of freeways"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have loved my jeep since the moment I first put it in drive. Honestly if you're looking for a drive where you feel like you're working together with the car instead of relying on the car completely ( I know it sounds odd but really this is just my opinion and and my weird way of interpreting how i feel when i drive) Basically I love the rugged feel, where you actually feel like you're driving. 10 out of 10"

Love my little Yellow Jeep

By on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "PERFECT summer car with the top off."

Cons: "No amenities...but who cares."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had this car for about five years. I love it. It is a 2002 and it still gets compliments on how great it looks. It can plow over ANY snow banks and helps me to drive fearlessly in the very worst of weather. It has NO air conditioning and absolutely NO amenities..but it is everything I could ask of a car."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I love my Jeep. Its just hard to shift gears now.

By on Thursday, April 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Excellent dependable vehicle and fun to drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

When my Jeep was brand new

"My Jeep is wonderful. The only reason I am getting rid of it is because it is getting hard for me to shift gears. I plan on getting an automatic. There is NOTHING like a Jeep! So fun to drive and awesome in bad weather. Great in the mud. It is a blast to drive. Fun to take camping!!! It is really a Jeep thing!!!!"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

When my Jeep was brand new

I Love my Jeep!

By on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great all around fun driver!"

Cons: "Only gets 15 MPH"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this 2004 Jeep Rubicon new in 2004 for $24,500.00. All I have done is the scheduled maintenance, 2 batteries, 2 sets of brakes & 2 sets of tires.The jeep is in very good condition, drives great and still has the original serpentine belt. I was also surprised that it is still worth $12,500.00 but I would not sell my Jeep, Its like my favorite broke in shoes!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

good vehicle for price

By on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "many"

Cons: "rust issues typical with all jeeps"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

my 800.00 dollar jeep yj lol

"bought a used 1998 jeep yj for 800.00 only issue is typical body rust and rear frame where shakles bolt. typical for jeeps and can be repaired. other than that for 800.00 bucks its a good dependable ride and fun to off road in."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

my 800.00 dollar jeep yj lol

What can I say? It's a JEEP!

By on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun, versatile, short turn radius, easy to drive."

Cons: "Not built for long distances."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've owned several Jeeps, and they are always fun to drive. Not designed to be a highway cruiser, but are definitely the greatest in-town car to own. It's very versatile for any kind of weather, and it's great to have when 4WD is necessary. The 2000 model has been very reliable, and is simple to maintain. I believe that everyone should own a Jeep at least once in their life."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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