“In an effort to save money and trees, Chrysler has announced that it will be moving away from full printed owner’s manuals to DVDs and abridged manuals with the 2010 model year.
Chrysler won’t get specific on how much money it will save by not proving full owner’s manuals, which often had 500 pages or more, and will only say that it will see “substantial savings” from the move. The abridged paper owner’s manuals will only have around 80 pages and go over basic details like how to operate the navigation and cooling system of the car.
The DVD will contain the full owner’s manual in a searchable format along with instructional videos for things like lowering the soft top on a Jeep. The DVDs will be designed for viewing on home computers and on some entertainment systems on vehicles.”