Date Added: Sunday 17 September, 2006
I have to give this an average score, although I haven't seen the Haynes Miata manual which may well be worse. The good points first: torque settings are in the text along with nut sizes (but sometimes you want the thread size, not the head size, for instance when you've just rounded one off and need to buy a replacement!), the manual does reflect "hands-on" experience and there are some handy workarounds. The bad points: the pictures are unclear, doesn't cover some later changes (I totally messed up my headlamp aim following the instructions), doesn't cover the manual windows on 90% of UK cars, pictures are unclear and some jobs are, unhelpfully, described as they would be with the engine on a workbench, like CAS removal/refitting and the oil pressure switch. Although the book was written in the UK, the use of primarily US terminology ("hood" means something quite different over there) is irritating.
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]