...The 1997 Jeep Wrangler rides better, handles better, and is more capable off road.
...The SE is for people who don't mind a lack of power or available ABS, and the Sahara is for anyone who can't live without leather and a quality sound system. Nobody, however, will mistake this vehicle for a smooth-running family sedan; the Wrangler is very much a truck thanks to its high step-in height and abundant wind and road noise. A five-speed manual transmission remains standard and a three-speed automatic is available for those who don't plan on any serious off-roading. For 1999, Jeep has decided to give the Wrangler some additional user-friendliness by tossing out the sliding heater...
...A dual-top package with both hard and soft tops is also optional. It's a tall step up into the Wrangler's interior, but once there, the demeanor is as basic as its chiseled exterior. Doors swing open, retained only by fabric straps. Screw heads are visible everywhere, as well as an assortment of clamps and arms that hold the top in place. A pair of radio speakers are located in the roll bar in the middle of the passenger compartment. The only power-assisted items are steering and brakes. Everything else is manual. To most new sport-ute buyers, this is roughing it, especially if you commute on...
...Fit and finish First class is the only way to describe the Wrangler's cabin. Jeep designers created a terrific interior when they overhauled the vehicle in 1997. The slim, compact dash has easy-to-use rotary controls for the air conditioner in the center of the dash, just below the radio. Two air bags are standard, and the driver can turn off the passenger-side bag. The cloth-covered front bucket seats are OK. They are soft, so long trips tend to result in a fatigued backside. There is decent room in the rear bench seat for two adults or three small children. That rear seat folds forward, or...
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