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1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV - Consumer Reviews

1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV

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Great Find
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By algobull
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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I got this wrangler with 68K Mi about 2 years ago. I know have over 90K and it feels like it could go on forever. It was only supposed to be a weekend car, but after I lost my job, it's my everyday driver, and I love it. I live in Florida and people always look at me with envy when driving it down the road. I got an automatic because I blew 3 clutches in in 4 years on my previous jeep... I found out later it's due to a minor and fixable repair in the master cylinder... I do miss the 5 speed though, better power and much better MPG's.
Even young girls love it (not as much as my old mustang, but hey)... and I'm glad it's slow because fast cars are def not a good idea for me (i.e. 3 clutches)


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Frank the Tank
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By PAPA SMURF
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV SE 2dr SUV 4WD


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I bought this Jeep and it has a 4 cylinder engine in it and it has plenty of power, it can always use more, but really I dont see that big of a difference... This truck makes you feel like your driving a tank and is a great 2nd vehicle but could easily be a primary vehicle. WARNING: I heard that the hood vent gets clogged and lets water in, it didnt happen to me, but my new soft top window seals let water in 2 days after I bought it. I did some research and It happens a lot! To all years! That ok cause there are drain plugs and I use it for trailing so its no biggie for me, but I would have been mad if this was my primary vehicle. PS its not that hard to fix so dont worry...


Best Features

Its like a tank and very reliable I highly recommend!


Worst Features

well I have a 97 so I guess they have made all the improvements they need...


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Been through hell and back
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By bigfortdawg
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV SE 2dr SUV 4WD


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I have a 97 tj 2.5l 5 speed this was my first Jeep/car I have replaced the engine twice once at 27,000 and again at 93,000 it now has been converted to an off-road vehicle with 33-13.50 ltbs and a 5 inch lift oh yea I had to replace the computer at 140,000 that was fun to track down, so I still got it and it's running good at 156,000


Best Features

no doors,4-low ,this beast will go anywhere as long as it isn't deep mud, all in all i don't think i will ever part with this jeep i just love it


Worst Features

More leg room, better seats, tilt steering wheel, more durable soft top


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Best Ride Ever!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jeff
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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I bought my Jeep Wrangler as a demo in 1998. I've put 188,000 miles on it and have been more then happy with it since day 1. It goes everywhere, from the tropics to winter blizzards. I've owned many high end vehicles and get more enjoyment out of this Jeep then any of the others!


Best Features

An incredible variety of after market parts have made my Jeep run better then stock. No other vehicle comes close to what you can do with this Jeep if you want to personalize it! Looks great, runs great, feels great! (And my wife loves it)


Worst Features

Don't mess with a good thing!


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Good car
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By Jeremy
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV SE 2dr SUV 4WD


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I've had it about a year now and I love it. Everyone in my high school is jealous because they can't do anything near what I can. Sitting on 35" tires and a 4 inch lift kit it's unstoppable.


Best Features

design, front axle, air system, and convertible top


Worst Features

Needs a better stock rear axle.


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