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At over 160,000 words, the Audi A3 manual would take 11 hrs and 45 minutes to read, that’s longer than The Lord Of The Rings: Two Towers.
Bristol Street Motors looked at 30 of the UK’s most popular cars and counted every single word of each car’s handbook, revealing the cars with the most complicated manuals, and compared them to famous pieces of literature.
The top ten cars all have staggeringly long manuals, especially when compared to the car in bottom on the list, the Vauxhall Zafira which has a modest manual of just 37,147 words or 2 hours and 36 hours of reading.
Their survey of 350 people found that:
60% of motorists don’t bother reading their car handbook before driving their car for the first time.
Only 29% read their full car handbook.
Only 37% of motorists would choose to consult their handbook first if they had issues with their car, with the majority preferring to get their information from YouTube, the internet, friends and family.