• February 21, 2015 at 10:16 am #64566

    If you have experience using any of the scan tools / software below, please rate them on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best. Comments also welcome.

    ATS Escan

    Autel

    AutoEnginuity

    Autoland DOL

    Autologic

    CarDAQ

    Delphi

    Ease

    ESI – HD Truck

    Genisys / OTC

    GT1 – BMW – MINI

    HDS – Honda – Acura

    IDS – Ford

    Innova

    iScan

    Launch

    MasterTech

    MDI – GM

    MVCI – Honda – Acura

    NGS – Ford

    ProgRama

    SDT – Suzuki

    SnapOn

    Star Mobile – Chrysler

    Tech2 – GM

    TechStream – Toyota

    VAS – VW – Audi

    VCDS / Ross-Tech – VW – Audi

    VCM – Ford

    WiTech – Chrysler

    Note: If you know of another scan tool / software that should be included in this list, please send us the information using the Contact Us link, or have the company contact us.

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    February 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm #73929
    ashcanharry2
    Member

    IF YOU HAVE A GENERAL REPAIR SHOP & WAS ONLY PURCHASING ONE SCANNER, GO WITH AUTEL, IT’S A WINNER.

    February 23, 2015 at 3:48 pm #73930
    Douglas Deneen
    Participant

    We use AutoLogic for BMW and Mercedes. Very pleased with the support

    February 23, 2015 at 11:37 pm #73932
    j prabhu
    Participant

    The LAUNCH scanner is good for gulf spec vehicles mostly for Japanese, Korean.
    Autoboss is also equally good, Autolander is OK for particularly European vehicles.

    February 23, 2015 at 11:46 pm #73933
    ven32
    Member

    Where can we get AUTEL

    February 24, 2015 at 9:22 am #73934
    richie
    Member

    We just purchased an AUTEL maxidiag elite from our parts supplier for $350. So far so good on euro cars, etc to reset mnt reminder lites, etc. Says it handles euro, Asian, big 3 American, etc. 8 gig card included and updated. Be careful about buying out of date, card too small for updates, etc.

    February 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm #73935
    Tom Ham
    Participant

    Auto Enginuity       9

    Master Tech          7
    Ross Tech             8
    SnapOn MT2500   6
    Tech2                    8
    Tech1                    8

    Tom - Shop Owner since 1978

    March 2, 2015 at 1:09 pm #73937
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Questionary is not fair – OEM and aftermarket tools are mixed together, which is nonsense. AUTEL is good for martketing, because menu is copied from OEM tools, while it has non communication with many cars in reality.

    Autologic is really the best aftermarket tool as it has 100% funtial coverage and programming ability. Ross Tech is the 2nd and Gscan is the best for japanese/Korean cars. 
    March 2, 2015 at 1:27 pm #73938
    Tom Piippo
    Participant

    AutoEnginuity  8 A lot of nice features, steep learning curve,

    CarDAQ  10, remember, this is not a scan tool, it has a different function.

    Genisys / OTC 3 I used to own one of the first ones, very disappointing.

    IDS – Ford  10, not much beats the OE tool

    NGS – Ford 7 great for OE functions (body, abs, etc…) but not great for drivability

    SnapOn 8 Pretty good 3rd party tool, intuitive, easy to use

    Star Mobile – Chrysler  6 quirky when it worked, no longer supported

    Tech2 – GM 10 not much beats the OE tool

    VCDS / Ross-Tech – VW – Audi 10 I give it a 10 for what I use it for. I haven’t found a hole in the coverage yet.

    VCM – Ford Vehicle Communication Module used with WDS/ IDS

    WiTech – Chrysler 10 Not much beats the OE tool

    DRB3  10 Not much beats the OE tool

    I’ve collected quite a few scan tools over the years and have been fed-up with 3rd party tools and all the promises of 100% OE coverage. I started buying OE tools when I couldn’t fix the power door locks on a 2003 Caravan 🙁

    March 14, 2015 at 9:24 pm #73956

    Autologic unbelievable could not work on BMW ,Mini or MB without. Phone support is off the charts. (10)

    SUPER EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH EVERY DOLLAR. 

    VCDS / Ross-Tech – VW – Audi VW and Audi  (10) WE BUY YEARLY PHONE SUPPORT WORTH EVERY PENNY TOO. CHEAP .OR YOU CAN PAY 35 PER CAR AND GET LOTS OF HELP.

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