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JT
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 10:01:01 PM

Have you ever read the owner’s manual for your primary vehicle?
No
I’ve only scanned through it
I just look stuff up when I need to
I’ve read about half
I’ve read nearly all of it
I've read the entire manual
I don’t have the owner’s manual
I have no vehicle

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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 6:24:27 AM

yes,all of it
datsher
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 9:51:27 PM

somewhat
M_Pruz
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 8:36:02 PM

Read the entire manual
sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:03:36 AM

I just look stuff up when I need to
howardc4290
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:19:27 AM

Absolutly.
achung53
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:16:09 AM

I've read the entire manual
US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 7:35:22 PM

Yes
pricewar
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 2:20:19 PM

yt
dongo50
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 9:46:55 AM

some of it. most is written for someone that knows nothing about vehicles.
Zuegma
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 9:13:59 AM

I've read all of it - quickly scanning the obvious explanations.
pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 3:45:35 AM

yes
kegga_99
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 12:28:30 AM

I’ve read nearly all of it.
ranger1169
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 11:17:39 PM

I just look stuff up when I need to
bill294
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 8:07:37 PM

I just look stuff up when I need to
Sumflow
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 5:13:51 AM

I have read nearly all of it that is different than my previous owners manuals.
mcapple1996NY
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Message Posted: May 8, 2012 3:41:42 PM

i look at it when i need something
dongo50
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 6:42:31 AM

parts of it. all i've seen are worthless. need to buy shop manual.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 6:06:43 AM

Y
Tanner_1
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2012 1:14:33 PM

I've read the entire manual. Plus I sometimes refer to it for fuse or capacity info.
possumbarnes
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2012 4:55:46 PM

Yes, that's how I found out that my vehicle is designed to run on regular 87 octane gas. It's amazing how many people fork over the extra money for mid- or high-grade gasoline in a car that is not designed to run on higher octane fuel.
pcprof
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2012 10:03:15 AM

I've read the entire manual
cardjim
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2012 6:53:26 AM

no
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2012 6:09:40 PM

Yeah. I read through the whole thing directly after purchase.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2011 10:08:00 AM

Y
Travel1st
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2011 4:07:50 PM

When I get a car, I do read the manuel.
4estry
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2011 10:05:19 AM

Yes the entire manual.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2011 8:30:56 AM

yes
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2011 11:29:32 PM

Yes. The whole thing. Urp.
nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2011 6:08:22 AM

yes, all of it
googlee
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2011 5:59:15 AM

yes
randyt58
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 9:40:58 PM

yes
knockknock2011
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2011 12:29:14 PM

LOL... I MADE MY HUSBAND READ IT
bja0030
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2011 8:42:46 AM

y
livable1
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2011 10:24:05 AM

Yes
PusaKuting
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2011 9:49:43 AM

I’ve only scanned through it
Browndog73
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2011 4:05:21 PM


In truth only when all else fails.
HuoXingC
All-Star Author Oakland

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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 12:07:56 PM

I've read nearly all of it.

I spent most of my college fund on my brand new Civic a couple of months ago, and I want to ensure that it's in top condition. I trust my owner's manual more than someone claiming to be a car expert. It's also helpful in telling me what all the lights mean when they come on so that the evil mechanics don't try to b.s. something.
estroh
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2011 12:38:22 AM

I’ve only scanned through it
HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2011 10:32:24 PM

Yes.
mattsage
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2011 9:58:03 AM

I just look stuff up when I need to
trueblondii
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Message Posted: May 28, 2011 5:04:03 PM

I just look stuff up when I need to lol
Sneakers55
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Message Posted: May 22, 2011 6:37:45 PM

Jul 28, 2010 2:15:14 AM, CrackedLCD wrote:

>Being that this is the 21st century and all, isn't it about time
>that the automakers put the owners manuals online for searching
>and reference?

One of Hyundai's high-end cars has a digital owners' manual.

My 2006 Scion came with a CD-ROM for use with a full-function computer.

bja0030
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Message Posted: May 22, 2011 6:18:10 PM

Y
TriniB
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Message Posted: May 7, 2011 9:32:02 AM

yes.
TXRico
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2011 1:54:36 PM

Yes...all of it
ZL1
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2011 2:07:16 AM

I’ve read nearly all of it
DB2008
All-Star Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2011 3:25:54 PM

From cover to cover.
With todays gadgets in cars, I bet 90% of the people who own cars have no idea what it's capable of doing.
The car does something unusual and the first thing that the owner thinks is there's a problem when in fact the car is telling the owner "Don't do that!"
If people are not smart enough to read the manuals the cars have to make up for their "lack of attention".
Just one persons opinion, take it as you wish.
smileyTX
Rookie Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2011 8:43:04 PM

just look up stuff when necessary.
nowwalking
Veteran Author Oklahoma

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2011 8:25:13 AM

I just look stuff up
Kellye11
Rookie Author Denver

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2011 10:01:53 PM

yes..
SKILLZD
Sophomore Author Lansing

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2011 6:44:57 AM

I PRIMARILY LOOK STUFF UP AS NEEDED TO KNOW.
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