RELIABLE 4.0L INLINE 6, 5 SPEED MANUAL, 5 INCH LIFT, EXCELLENT PAINT, CLEAN JEEP
The guys at Jeep are better than most at listening to their customers, and this 1997 Jeep Wrangler is evidence. It retains all the usual Jeep ruggedness, the classic squared-off bodywork, and even round headlights, all of which have defined the brand for decades. But it also includes a very civilized powertrain, plenty of creature comforts, and in the case of this particular Wrangler, a very capable suspension. If you like going off-road, this is the tool of choice.
This Bright Jade paint is absolutely stunning in photos and probably even better in person. In fact, it's so nice you'll probably think twice about using this Jeep to its full potential. On the other hand, playing in the dirt is what these were made for and it's got the right hardware to do it safely. There are big fender flares over the giant tires, beautiful chrome SmittyBuilt tubular bumpers and side steps, and a heavy-duty tire rack on the back that carries a full-sized spare that's as much styling statement as practical accessory. Of course, all that's in addition to the Wrangler's classic good looks which still echo with tradition. Steel doors and a removable hardtop make it usable year-round regardless of where you live and with extra lights up front, there's no place that's too dark to venture. We sell a lot of Jeeps, and we like this one more than most.
The tan bucket seat interior is a bright, cheerful complement to the aqua paint and looks so fresh that it's hard to believe this 4x4 is almost 20 years old. Jeep was putting decent upholstery in the Wrangler, with grippy cloth inserts and good bolstering designed to help hold you in place during rough going, and aside from some comfort marks on the driver's seat, it's holding up extremely well. The upright Jeep still manages to package a full instrument panel ahead of the driver, along with a center stack that holds functional factory A/C and a decent AM/FM stereo system. Airbags are even tucked in there without making the dash look overstuffed. Carpets on the floors add a touch of civility, and if there was any place that you'd see signs of neglect or wear, it would be there, but no, the carpets are in great shape, too. The back seat is reasonably comfortable for two and there's even decent storage in back for weekend getaways.
The 4.0 liter inline-six was a Jeep mainstay for many years. It's actually quite energetic in the relatively lightweight Wrangler and it's reliability can't be beat. Fuel injection and other advances mean that it starts easily and idles well, and doesn't ever complain about slogging through the rough stuff in low range. The condition of the engine bay strongly suggests that this Jeep hasn't ventured very far off road, maybe not ever, and it's quite stock for reliability and easy service. The 5-speed manual transmission makes it a blast to drive and gives the six an energetic feeling and there are 3.73 gears in the axles, so it'll climb through just about anything. It's been treated to a 5-inch suspension lift with Pro Comp heavy-duty shocks all around and as an Arizona Jeep, it has obviously not suffered the horrors of snow and salt. Shiny Eagle wheels with big BFG radials complete the trail-ready look.
For off-road fun, it's still hard to beat the venerable Wrangler and this one has all the virtues and none of the vices of its older siblings. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Cloth Interior
- Driver Airbag
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Four Wheel Drive
- Numbers Matching
- Passenger Airbag
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Removable Hard Top
- Owner's Manual
- Interior Color
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