So, here's the issue with the Haynes manual. It's written for more than one model vehicle. While these vehicles (CRV and Civic) are similar enough to maintain, the narrative of repairs still tries to maintain a commonality between the vehicles. For those who have good general knowledge of cars, this is probably good enough. However, for a newbie like myself, I've had to supplement with the internet and friends who've done these things before.
- Major Chapter Subjects are divided pretty well
- Good description of tools and hardware
- Good recommendations for maintenance schedule
- Pages have a ton of information in small font, so it's easy to lose your place
- Skimming chapters is not simple - the flow of the chapters are not always coherent
- Images are poor quality and hard to make out if you're a beginner
- Hard to use the book while you're actually working on the car (not sure if there's a real solution to this, though)
This manual is much better for the more experienced DIYer. If you're a beginner look for the Honda Factory Service Manual instead. The CD version will be about twice as much as this manual, but well worth it.