"you may not get a printed manual, but there is no reason you couldn't download a pdf, or get a CD -- both of which are very cheap -- especially the electronic download! Come on -- electrons are nearly free!"
"Though I'm sure there are DIYers out there that are a danger to themselves and anyone within a 10 ft. radius, there are many folks who can do most of what needs to be done to a car. I changed the timing belt in dual over-head Honda V-6 with…"
"I've never had a problem and I work on my car in the garage, not in the house. My wife has set certainly limits on what I can bring in the house. And she won't let me run the router in the living room... anymore."
"LOL, 2 apologist is a row. Look, for most high-end products I could see where most MB customers won't be working on their cars, so the on-line system makes more sense and allows MB to fleece the stealers a little more efficiently, but…"
"I'm really not sure how they could unless they plagiarized something MB produced. Those guys make manuals for all kinds of cars. If it were illegal, then everybody would be suing them, and AFAIK, that ain't happening.…"
"The smart isn't rare. It might be a bit rare in the states (or in your neighborhood), but even then smart sold about 41000 in the US in just 2008 and 2009 and over 50,000 total to-date. World-wide there have been…"
"yeah, by all accounts the alldata site is pretty skimpy, and the SmartTek site cumbersome to use. Additionally, with the SmartTek sitre you pay, and pay and pay... bogus, silly, annoying, stupid. NONE of that will replace a manual.…"
"yes Jeff, not only does it suck, but the whole no-we-won't-sell-you-a-manual thing irritates the bodily waste out of me! This is the first car I've owned in 35 years that I couldn't buy a manual for. It's frankly rediculous and…"