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on April 24, 2006
There is less information in this book than is in my owner's manual. A quick look is quite misleading as there are lots of pictures of detail. However, there is no text or instruction to go with it. For example, there is a nice detailed picture of a drum break assembly, but the text that goes with it says "Drum brakes are replaced in a similar way. Only the parts are diffent [from a disc break]".
The first 130+ pages cover what is in the owner's manual, but in less detail, and the rest mentions other repairs and directs the reader to the shop manual.
Don't bother. Read the owner's manual if you want to do routine stuff (oil change, windshield wipers, etc), there is much more information there. If you want to do more, get a shop manual such as Chiltons to Haynes (I've found that the actual shop manual from the manufacturer assumes ownership of specific tools designed for that car).