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JT

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2010 12:01:01 AM

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 8:24:27 AM

yes,all of it
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datsher
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:51:27 PM

somewhat
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M_Pruz
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 10:36:02 PM

Read the entire manual
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sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:03:36 AM

I just look stuff up when I need to
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howardc4290
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:19:27 PM

Absolutly.
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achung53
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:16:09 PM

I've read the entire manual
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US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 9:35:22 PM

Yes
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 4:20:19 PM

yt
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 11:46:55 AM

some of it. most is written for someone that knows nothing about vehicles.
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 11:13:59 AM

I've read all of it - quickly scanning the obvious explanations.
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pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 5:45:35 AM

yes
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kegga_99
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 2:28:30 AM

I’ve read nearly all of it.
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ranger1169
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 1:17:39 AM

I just look stuff up when I need to
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bill294
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 10:07:37 PM

I just look stuff up when I need to
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Sumflow
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:13:51 AM

I have read nearly all of it that is different than my previous owners manuals.
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mcapple1996NY
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Message Posted: May 8, 2012 5:41:42 PM

i look at it when i need something
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 8:42:31 AM

parts of it. all i've seen are worthless. need to buy shop manual.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 8:06:43 AM

Y
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Tanner_1
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2012 3:14:33 PM

I've read the entire manual. Plus I sometimes refer to it for fuse or capacity info.
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possumbarnes
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2012 6:55:46 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.
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pcprof
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2012 12:03:15 PM

I've read the entire manual
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cardjim
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2012 8:53:26 AM

no
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2012 8:09:40 PM

Yeah. I read through the whole thing directly after purchase.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2011 12:08:00 PM

Y
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Travel1st
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2011 6:07:50 PM

When I get a car, I do read the manuel.
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4estry
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2011 12:05:19 PM

Yes the entire manual.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2011 10:30:56 AM

yes
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2011 1:29:32 AM

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

yes, all of it
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googlee
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2011 7:59:15 AM

yes
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randyt58
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 11:40:58 PM

yes
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knockknock2011
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2011 2:29:14 PM

LOL... I MADE MY HUSBAND READ IT
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bja0030
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2011 10:42:46 AM

y
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livable1
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2011 12:24:05 PM

Yes
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PusaKuting
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2011 11:49:43 AM

I’ve only scanned through it
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Browndog73
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2011 6:05:21 PM


In truth only when all else fails.
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HuoXingC
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 2:07:56 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.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2011 2:38:22 AM

I’ve only scanned through it
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HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2011 12:32:24 AM

Yes.
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mattsage
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2011 11:58:03 AM

I just look stuff up when I need to
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trueblondii
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Message Posted: May 28, 2011 7:04:03 PM

I just look stuff up when I need to lol
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: May 22, 2011 8:37:45 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.

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bja0030
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Message Posted: May 22, 2011 8:18:10 PM

Y
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TriniB
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Message Posted: May 7, 2011 11:32:02 AM

yes.
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TXRico
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2011 3:54:36 PM

Yes...all of it
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ZL1
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2011 4:07:16 AM

I’ve read nearly all of it
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DB2008
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2011 5:25:54 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.
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smileyTX
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2011 10:43:04 PM

just look up stuff when necessary.
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nowwalking
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2011 10:25:13 AM

I just look stuff up
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Kellye11
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2011 12:01:53 AM

yes..
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