Repair and parts manuals

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.
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On 11/27/2010 4:17 PM, Usual suspect wrote:

Yeah, All of them.
If all else fails, I will look for a restored

And dopey theories aside, new models are dramatically better in reliability and longevity than the "good old days".
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wrote:

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.
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On 11/28/2010 9:17 PM, Usual suspect wrote:

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.
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On Sat, 18 Dec 2010 06:29:54 -0800, "Dick Cheney"

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 responsibility.
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