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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 1243 Ratings for the 1997 - 2006 models.

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

Runs great! It's a straight 6- No accidents

By on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 215,980

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Mechanically sound- Air Works great! Original Owner Needs Repainted and drivers seat recovered. Does have add a trunk. I have the wind channel for a soft top. Does not look pretty and is reliable."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Great running Jeep Wrangler w/ Hard and Soft tops

By on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great running condition w/ hard and soft tops"

Cons: "Some rust starting to appear."

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

Ready for Summer

"Great running and mechanically sound Wrangler Sport. Includes both Hard top and Soft top. Also comes with "Summer" tubular doors with mirrors, for when you want to take the full doors off. American Racing Teflon coated alloy wheels with Dunlop A/T 31 inch tires and extended fender flares. Has after-market Sony CD MP3 player and ceiling sound bar. Lockable trunk area. Some visible rust on front fenders and along seam at right rear."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Ready for Summer

Best vehicle ever I have owned or driven.

By on Friday, April 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 79,000

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: "everything positive you want in a vehicle."

Cons: "the only negative thing is price,Start saving."

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

"This is the best vehicle to ever own, if you can not afford one I suggest you save your money it will be worth it,but do not buy a new one. any wrangler that is a 2007 or newer is not that great they are made cheaper and the quality is poor. so look for a 2006 or older jeep, all the way back to 1941."

12 people out of 16 found this review helpful

exellent jeep 2004 , 4.0 liter engine

By on Sunday, April 24, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 66,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "drives like new, only used about 5 times in 4 whee"

Cons: "cant think of any, for young people i am too old"

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

"this jeep has never been off road, all street still cherry and stock with on and off road tires. Only has 66000 miles. getting older and selling to buy truck."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

05 Wrangler Rubicon

By on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 79,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "reliable, fun to drive, ability to go anywhere"

Cons: "road noise, low top speed, and RUST/ROT!"

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

"I have always owned jeeps and love the life style that comes with owning one. The "jeep wave" adds to the perks of owning a jeep. Wranglers are not for everyone, it takes a certain type of person to drive one. Having the ability to go anywhere at anytime is a huge advantage. Versatile, fun to drive. The down side is you have to deal with road noise that sounds like a class 4 hurricane. Once you put large tires on it you loose the highway power and have to regear depending on tire size. Top speed you want to go is 70mph anything higher is pretty scary. Even with all of that i wouldnt trade my rubicon for anything else. The stright 6 is reliable, cheap parts, easy to work on. D44s with air lockers that come on the rubicon are amazing, the 4.11 ratio holds up to 35" tires no problem. If you want fun reliable transportation, that can take you anywhere, and you dont mind driving something with as much noise stock as a harley, then jeep wrangler is the way to go. I can see myself owning many more wranglers down the road."

10 people out of 12 found this review helpful

GET A JEEP, YOU WON'T REGRET IT

By on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 131,000

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: "Who cares about gas mileage... GET ONE"

Cons: "None"

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

"I own a yellow 2000 Jeep Wrangler and I absolutely love it. It is the most reliable vehicle I have owned and is so much fun to drive. When I first got it I was kind of scared to see what it could do, but after owning it for a while I am not scared to take on anything. The jeep can do anything! I have owned it for over a year now and I have already done countless modifications to it. The things you can do to a jeep are endless. Wheeling in a jeep is one of the best feelings ever... other than riding with the top and doors off. It is very rare to see my jeep clean because even minutes after I wash it down, there tends to always be chunks of mud flying all over it. After just one year of work on the jeep I have added a black Poison Spyder Hood Louver, Rough Country 50 and 12 inch light bars, 8,000 lb Warn Winch, 31" A/T Patagonias(soon to be 33" Pro Comps with 3.5" suspension lift kit from Metalcloak), Smittybilt Rampage Top, Smittybilt front bumper, Smittybilt hi-lift jack, black powder coated Metalcloak arched front fenders + Metalcloak rear fenders, bolt-on nerf bars, Truck-Lite LED headlights, Racing Bucket Seats, stainless steel exhaust/manifold, black grill inserts, Cobra 29 CB, and painted all the hinges black. The accessories and stuff are nice but the best part about owning a jeep is the family that you become a part of. It's just a natural connection that all jeepers have. The jeep wave is one a priority when owning a jeep, so if you are planning on getting a jeep know what you are getting into. Go to the jeep meets, join a jeep club, tell everyone about your jeep, know your jeep, get others to buy a jeep, treat it like a jeep not a sports car. It's a wayalife, enjoy."

10 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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