I always wanted a Jeep and finally I
bought the 97 Wrangler used a few
months ago. I'm happy so far. I love
driving it and actually think the noise
and discomfort aren't nearly as bad as
I thought they'd be, even with my soft
top. I love off-roading it (spins
donuts really well due to the short
wheelbase), but haven't done any
hardcore stuff yet. Love driving in
summer with the top down and the heat
in the winter kicks butt. Fun,
comfortable, and more versatile and
unique than anything in it's price
range. I agree, a little weak with the
2.5 and gas mileage still sucks.
Versatility (top, windows, doors, etc
can all be removed/played with), good
sound system, comradery with other Jeep
Turning is terrible in 4wd (Jeep
lurches and sounds like it wants to
die), doesn't run great when cold,
needs rain gutters on soft top.
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