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1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV - Consumer Reviews

1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV

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My Favourite Vehicle Ever
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By mozeby
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV Sahara 2dr SUV 4WD


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I bought this Jeep after graduating about 8 years ago. The TJ was only 2 years old with 20K on it. I had to get a few minor recalls taken car of first (water leak on passenger footwell) but since then it has been rock solid. It now has 95000K and still runs like the day I got it. Even the suspension has held up the same. My only complaint is the paint quality and rust problems. I live in Canada and snow and salt really are not it's friends. Have to undercoat it every year or it will rust. Will probably last me long enough to give to my kids, or if I break down to buy a new Wrangler.


Best Features

Looks, driving with the top down. Going to the beach. Off-roading. Nimble size in traffic, and visibility.


Worst Features

Power, fuel economy, seats aren't very comfortable. Paint and rust protection. Could change most of that yourself.


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I love my Jeep!
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By surrealistic_star@ya
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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My Jeep is the best vehicle I have had. I have, unfortuatley, been rear-ended twice with absolutly no damage to the Jeep at all. It's stock but still a beast off-road, gas isn't too bad. It takes me 45(give or take) to fill up and I get about 250 to a tank around town. 100 miles on the freeway uses about 1/4 tank. The convienence of the soft top is great and fun! I definitely suggest anyone have one at some point in their life at the least!


Best Features

Soft top, the stock off-roading capabilities, the turn radius and overall length of the vehicle.


Worst Features

New fuel injection system (spark plugs and wires, distibutor cap) for improved gas mileage, exhuast for horsepower.


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Best Car I ever owned
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By Mike
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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Other than a cracked manifold, I have not had major repairs. One single rust spot. I painted myself and covered with a cheap rocker panel. It actually improved the appearance and practically looks new. Hard to believe it's 10 years old.


Best Features

Affordable adventure. Looks good on the road and runs good off the road. Good heat in winter even with soft top. Love to take the top down in the summer!


Worst Features

I replaced my 10-year-old soft top recently. Still lets water in. Doesn't bother me much though.


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Great Vehicle
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By dw
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV Sahara 2dr SUV 4WD


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I think the Sahara is great. Took a few times driving to get used to it and appreciate it. The inline 6 has plenty of power. Hard top is great for the winter, soft top fun in the summer, especially when down. Handles good, but you do have to be cautious in bad conditions, like any vehicle. Great in the snow. No mechanical problems.


Best Features

I love the fact I can do a u-turn anywhere. Super fun to have the top down. Shift on the fly 4-wheel drive.


Worst Features

Add rear disk brakes. Make the top easier to put up and down.


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Jeep - There's Only One
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By Jeeper4Life
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV SE 2dr SUV 4WD


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I have owned my Wrangler for about 4 years now. I must say it is my favorite vehicle i have ever owned. if you are looking for good gas mileage do not buy this vehicle. it is as aerodynamic as a brick. However if you want the go anywhere do anything capability this is the vehicle for you. I have a 4" lift kit and 33" tires on my 4 cylinder which do just fine but if I had to do it again I would have bought the 4.0 liter.


Best Features

Taking of the doors and top. That go anywhere, do anything attitude.


Worst Features

Offer bigger, more aggressive wheels and tires from the factory like the Rubicon. The bumpers and black fenders tend to fade in a short amount of time.


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