Hi Guys -
I think that it should be a state law that anybody who buys a new car from a dealership be required to read the owner's manual before taking possession of the vehicle. What say Ye? And thanks.
It is interesting some people don't read few pages for some devices and they have hard time to find out how to make them work.
But on the other hand, owner's manual for 1997 Daewoo Nexia had only 75 pages with a size similar to 10 inch tablet.
Manual for Auris is double size and contains over 600 pages. Despite I skipped chapters about features my car doesn't have, it took me some time to read it.
When I bought 2002 Suzuki Swift 6 years ago, manuals were not included.
The manuals for newer cars have too many pages and besides the maintenance section, the idea was to use it whenever you had some issues. It is completely different than old days.
I'm just old school. Nowadays people are all wrapped up in video everything. If the owners manual was a video, they would watch it. but read something? probably not.
Just like the commercial where two young men are on the side of the road with a flat and one is calling daddy . Daddy says to put on the spare and they both are completely lost.
Yeah, and why don't you get one when you buy a new computer?
So many times you see a posting here about something simple that's in the manual.
I got lucky.
I recently got a fully restored 95 olds silhouette for a song and it came with the original owners manual. First thing I did was to read it front to back several times.
haha you can’t even trust the manual anymore. Just crack open any new Ford manual and you’ll see.
I read that in Japan, you have to pass a comprehensive test on mechanics of cars to get a license, including how a differential works. You also have to prove that you have a parking space to register a car.
Is this what you have in mind, Doc? If enforced, it certainly would reduce traffic jams.