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I like them. I think they are a little more user friendly than most. I've used em since the 70's. They don't have everything but then their $20 25 not a couple of hundred like a factory manual. My .2

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i think they are excellant.i have one for my 96 Legacy L..the first time i did my clutch i went entirely by the haynes repair manual and only ran across 1 minor glitch in the steps....

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Haynes manuals BLOW. (I would say dead bears, but the last one was moving)

 

You would do better looking out the nearest window, and *thinking* about your vacation, than looking in a Haynes manual for anything more complicated than checking the tires.

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i think they are excellant.[...]
Haynes manuals BLOW.[...]

 

In my opinion, Haynes manuals fall somewhere between the two extremes expressed above. :)

 

Common sense should always prevail -- if any procedure in a manual has you scratching your head, check it with another source, including here. We're not infallible (maybe I should speak only for myself :) ), but neither are those who write even the factory service manuals (there are errors, omissions, and unclear language in them as well).

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Haynes manuals BLOW. (I would say dead bears, but the last one was moving)

 

You would do better looking out the nearest window, and *thinking* about your vacation, than looking in a Haynes manual for anything more complicated than checking the tires.

So you don't like them?

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As a "new" Subaru owner I found the one that came with the car very useful and surprisingly informative. As a career mechanic, I quickly outgrew the Haynes and hunted down the Factory Service Manuals. :)

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