1997 Jeep Wrangler Consumer Review: The Fun Money Pit

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The Fun Money Pit
By Jennafrito on


1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


From my experience with my 1997
Wrangler, and through discussion with
the dealers, and my dad (a certified
master mechanic) I have learned that
this vehicle is a disaster. Since I
purchased the car 1 1/2 years ago, I
have had four major problems that
totaled over $1,500. The dealer said
that since 1997 was the first year for
the new model, it was riddled with
design flaws as they were trying to
still work the bugs out. Instead of
minor repair, the company makes you
replace the entire system that is
defective, which results in a hefty
fee, and the company will not pay for

Best Features

It's fun in the summer when you can put the top down. It's also narrower than other SUV's and I like that.

Worst Features

Jeep should no longer be owned by Chrysler. I think that is the problem. Then Jeep might start putting out better vehicles.
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