Over the years I have purchased many Haynes manuals and been very satisfied with them, however, after this one, never again. The paper on which it was printed was of a very poor quality and rather yellow which combined with poor printing quality, made the text, and more importantly, the diagram's, very difficult to see. It was so bad that I e-mailed the publishers with my concerns. The reply I received confirmed the problem, they explained that some years ago they needed to reduce the cost of production and two options were considered. Firstly keeping the good quality white paper but increasing the price of the manual, or secondly, (the option that was adopted), using poor quality paper. He went on to say that they have recently reviewed the decision and returned to the better quality paper.
While his reply addressed my question, there was no offer of an apology, I would certainly never buy one of their manuals again, and while their review of the paper quality may in the long term result in manuals that are of a reasonable quality, because of current stocks held combined with production times, it could be many years before improvements are seen by those buying the publications.