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post #1 of 21 Old 02-10-2018 Thread Starter
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OBD eleven

I know Ross Tech is proven, and supports most Volkswagen and Audi sites i come across. But i am glad to see something new (new to me) on the market.
I am about to order one, but wanted some feedback from anyone who has tried one. I have an android device, so that is not a concern. The price of it, and any search will show, its a good product. I will update once I pull the trigger.
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Been tempted to buy one and try it out against vcds but missing info on label files and the process to update them appears slow.
So look ahead to your experience on how its better

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Look at Carista as well.

VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA & facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 & facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7 [Not available in "VW Atlas" North America!]
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Like most things, you get what you pay for.

Good luck....

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That is very true.... however, I feel a healthy competition forces prices down for everyone. If this OBD turns out to be as good as Ross Tech, than hopefully they will bring down their prices...but , first I need to see how good it is...lol
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There's more to this type of device than just producing a reader. Where Ross-Tech score is with their back up and support. If other readers' staff can match that depth of experience then you might see some competition otherwise Ross-Tech will still be out in front.

VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA & facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 & facelift T4 is model 7P6
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One of the local guys uses this for is SQ5 and S5, claims it can do everything that VAG-Com can but there's a learning curve since the layouts are different. It also has macro's of sorts that allow you to set specific options or coding changes without needed to know the coding. However those are add-on's that you have to buy credits to access.

I think we're going to see more competitors start to hit the market, especially since the Enthusiast version of Ross-tech is VIN limited. Competition is always a good thing, drives down prices and forces everyone to improve their products to the benefit of the consumer.
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I used one of these last night, labels were wrong for the car it was being used on (Passat). Checked off comfort windows open and close remotely, and it instead disabled the fuel door opening with the switch on a Passat. So they must use generic labels for bytes and bits, that vary from vehicle to vehicle. In order to actually get comfort windows open and close we had to check a bunch of unlabeled bits in a completely separate byte menu.

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I bought an OBDeleven last year and I thought I'll buy a VAG-COM at a later date. Dumb move, especially since I was new to car diagnostics. I should have bought the VAG-COM first and OBDeleven later. OBDeleven can do everything that VAG-COM can and display all the readings (and change values if needed) but does not tell you what those values are about. It is when you enter a Physics classroom and see numbers like 3.14159 and 9.807 scribbled on the board. Those numbers would be useful to you only if you know what they are! Only if you have taken some classes in Physics would you know that the first number is Pi and the second is Earth's gravity constant. It is the same thing with OBDeleven. It shows you the readings but you have no clue what those are unless you are already well-learnt in VAG-COM or other hi-tech VW scanners.

And that brings us to the practical application of OBDeleven. It is not for newbies. It is a light, mobile, pocket scan tool for those who already are well learned in using VAG-COM or factory scan tools. Newbies would accomplish little with this tool and will spend most of the time scratching their heads.
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I bought an OBDeleven last year and I thought I'll buy a VAG-COM at a later date. Dumb move, especially since I was new to car diagnostics. I should have bought the VAG-COM first and OBDeleven later. OBDeleven can do everything that VAG-COM can and display all the readings (and change values if needed) but does not tell you what those values are about. It is when you enter a Physics classroom and see numbers like 3.14159 and 9.807 scribbled on the board. Those numbers would be useful to you only if you know what they are! Only if you have taken some classes in Physics would you know that the first number is Pi and the second is Earth's gravity constant. It is the same thing with OBDeleven. It shows you the readings but you have no clue what those are unless you are already well-learnt in VAG-COM or other hi-tech VW scanners.

And that brings us to the practical application of OBDeleven. It is not for newbies. It is a light, mobile, pocket scan tool for those who already are well learned in using VAG-COM or factory scan tools. Newbies would accomplish little with this tool and will spend most of the time scratching their heads.
this is by far the most accurate comparison and analogy for the two.
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