Well it seems it has been about a week looking and reviewing diagnostic Bi-Directional scanners. Need to be able access various controllers abs, tcm, srs, dpf, sas, etc. Need the scanner to also test varies solenoids, sensors, relays, etc for now.
Looking for good support of specific 2005 Honda CR-V, 2019 KIA Nero PHEV, 1998 – 2012 Dodge RAM Cummins and 2000 – 2015 VW TDI diesels. Would also want support for the Ford Powerstoke and GM Duramax diesels. I already have Ross VCDB for VW.
Launch has limited support for certain make/models. Vendor support? Legit Sellers? Add-ons?
Autel has more expensive yearly updates $600+
Willing to spend up to about $1200.
Here is the Comparison Chart :Launch X431 V vs. Autel MS906 vs. Autel MS906BT
LAUNCH X431 V+
Autel Maxisys MS906
Autel Maxisys MS906BT
|Weight||13.23 pounds||22 pounds||19.2 pounds|
|Dimensions||13.8 x 5.9 x 9.8 inches||10 x 1.4 x 6.9 inches||25.8 x 17 x 7.2 inches|
|Full system diagnoses||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Compatibility||Android, IOS and Windows OS||Android, IOS and Windows OS||Android, IOS and Windows OS|
|Bottom Line||It is ideal for DIY users, car enthusiasts, repair shop||It is suitable for professionals and repair shops.||It is a great pick for professionals and car owners.|
Finally , I decided to go with x431 since it came with a two year free updates vs Autel one year, and I love it. It is wireless Bluetooth connected, so I can run and print a health report while handling other things. Loaded some of my own apps and software on and it is a great asset for us.