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A necessity but flawed
on 3 October 2011
I have not used this manual yet but I already have other Haynes Manuals for other cars including the Ford Fiesta Mark 4 1.25. Although the manual is detailed I do feel there is a need to produce a Workshop Manual on CD which, in this technological age, would be more flexible in that there would be more exploded diagrams and photos.
As the accompanying Glove Box Ford owner's new car manual has very little information in it other than extremely basic maintenance instructions, the new Fiesta Workshop Manual is a necessity if you want to maintain your vehicle without paying inflated Ford Dealer Garage costs. However, a word of WARNING. If you do your own servicing on a new Ford it will make your Ford 3 year Guarrantee void.
The new manual contains black and white photos which are often far too small. You often feel there should be detailed diagrams provided as on the Workshop Manual Cd's that Ford Mechanics use in franchised garage workshops. As this is the only product available for this model of the Fiesta I have to recommend it but with many reservations as mentioned above.