I can almost "bet dollars to donuts" my statement below will elicit some 20
year old mental midget know-it-all, lucky to have a high school diploma,
will come out of the wood work and render their comment.
When comparing either "Motors Manual" or the "Haynes 1986-2003 for
Astro/Safari" to the year specific GM Astro/Safari 2001, remember "you do
get what you pay for" when determining whether you got your moneys worth
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People who judge people by formal education & degrees on a wall,
instead of what they actually know.. Are the Mental Midgets. That Said:
In the Profession Automotive Repair Trades, there are a few brands of
shop manuals used. Manufactures Service Manuals, Motors, Mitchell's, AllData
(Computerized Versions), APD Hollander (Interchange Info), tech publications
by after market companies such as Wagner. Some of the HP books brand. A
couple of off brand publications specific to certain applications.
Haynes, Chilton's, Clymer, and the like often do not contain the data
needed. Chilton's "Shop Editions" are very lacking. Yet does have alignment
specs. Haynes are intended for beginners that have some mechanical
knowledge, yet do not have the experience that tells them how to properly
do something. These books will often tell you the amateur ways to do a
repair, as well as not to do some repairs which most people can do.
What they sell to the public:
Can be called re-prints. Because they are either second printings, or second
editions. Because all the upgrades that were sent to the dealers at the time
of the second printing, after the mass printing for the GM use, they add the
updates to the books.
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