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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    good device for the price

    posted by maximon14 on 03/30/2014 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    is a highly versatile scanner, I have tested in two cars and none have had problems, only needs to turn on the car and the scanner does all the work. i cleaned all error codes in my two cars normal and pending codes. live data its really hepfull to check t...
    Cons:
    better quality, cant connect to computer. when try to connect to pc, doesnt work. i dont know if its only the program but doesn...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    This is second I buy

    posted by pcvirtual on 11/10/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    It's rounded by rubber hard. It's handy. The display has good size. You can set the brightness. It's cheap.
    Cons:
    The CD that comes with this device doesn't run in any operating system. I tried to probe it in Windows 7, Windows 2003 server a...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Works fine

    posted by Jetcruza on 06/01/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Very useful in checking codes, Worked on subaru foresta XT, Mitsubishi evo 8 MR. The live data was useful in checking if the MAF or TPS or 02senser was behaving properly.
    Cons:
    Worked only on few cars with year 2000 and above. Doesn't and won't work on any JDM toyota unless maybe UK models. If there is ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Optimum device!

    posted by leoPaulino on 05/23/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    This appliance is meeting all my needs regarding my vehicle diagnostics. Here in my country, the professionals who provide vehicle maintenance charge between $ 15.00 to $ 30.00 per analizer. With this equipment I can even do this and take my car to professi...
    Cons:
    Should shake when turning the power button. the device only switches connected to the vehicle's diagnostic socket.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    useful device

    posted by voodoomir on 04/09/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Very useful device. Cleaned all my car errors. great device, every body should have on in their car It is great for cleaning error from the built in computer
    Cons:
    nothing except may be to come in other colors and may be to think about the wire less technologies to be integrated into the de...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Excellent purchase,really works

    posted by Zoran68 on 03/21/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Clears Check Engine Light - Extensive code database - Real time data - Can print code - large display - back lit display - Ease of use, did not have to read manual
    Cons:
    Abosolutely none....works great.... no errors I'm surprised how it works, I was hoping it was so easy to handle Successfully te...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Great one for the cost.

    posted by pingtaf on 01/25/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Solid built. Scan my Hyundai Elentra 2004 with no problem. Used it to diagnose an intermittent oxygen sensor issue. I DYI changed the sensor, cleared the problem from the car computer and problem was fixed. Voila! Can clear the annoying "Check Engine...
    Cons:
    Requires a 9V battery (if you can call that a Cons).
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    OK product

    posted by schwabSRB on 11/19/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Received in carton box. Box included carying bag ,device cables ,cd and user manual. Quality is ok , robust with rubber and plastic casing.Good user manual in English language. Cable for USB and cable for car connection is ok quality. Tested on Opel Astra G...
    Cons:
    When arrived 'ENTER' button was not working it was minor failure with soldering on circut board,solwed with iron .So quality co...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 1
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    Good price for product

    posted by bcrfiji on 11/15/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Couldn't get this device to work so cannot say much here. DX tried to help me out but no luck with this device.
    Cons:
    Couldn't use this product as it will not connect to my 2004 Toyota Rav 4 built for Japan use. The deice will not communicate wi...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    WoW

    posted by tonichaa on 10/22/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Wow! That is a great product that works on every car I've tried. Excellent on my Mazda Protege ES 2.0l 2001. Also on my neighbors with other Japanese cars - Honda, Toyota etc - all manufactured after 1999. Nice and complete set in a pouch. Clear instruction...
    Cons:
    Not really.
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