I have owned a 1999 Dodge Intrepid since it was a new car. I bought a
hard copy of the parts manual years ago for about $100. It is
incomplete and Dodge wants me to pop for another hundred for a
supplement. I am thinking of buying a new car and wonder if there are
any manufacturers who make repair and service information available to
owners on CD's or dvd's. If all else fails, I will look for a restored
pre computer car. Suggestions?? I am not interested in buying another
disposable, un repairable car.
The Dodge Intrepid has been the most reliable and dependable car I
have ever owned. It also came close to being an orphan like the
Studebaker Golden Hawk I once owned. Been there, done that. Without
service information any machine can become a throw away piece of crap
when it stops working.
The "orphan" would have to be supported by the mfg for 10 years after
production ceases. And a unit produced in Intrepid volumes would have
3rd party parts support for years after that. Beyond that it might be
time to throw it away. Full manuals many times run $300 or more, but
many forums have the cd contents available to d/l.
At one time it WAS a requirement that parts be made available for X
number of years, but that ended somewhere in the late sixties.
And for an "orphan" that wouldn't matter anyway - the manufacturer is
no mor, parts availability is no longer the manufacturer's
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