- Dec 14, 2002
- New Jersey
Since these things seem to change often, this can be the 2013 thread. Want to do some diagnosis on my 98 S-10, because of a funny shifting character. But that is the oldest OBDII vehicle I have. Preferably the scanner could do ABS, SRS and the generic and manufacturer codes.... But my cars are euro vehicles and it seems like there is no good match. I dont mind buying a BT scan tool for my BMW and a vag com for the VW if/when I need them in the future for specialty things. The saab can use a tech II at the dealer, and it seems like more scanners do all the GM stuff than euro cars, but not sure if that really includes GM Saab. Im not sure if I NEED live data, but it seems like a good thing. So... With all that said, what is the best scanner for 2013? My newest car is a 2011, but I may well get a 2014 or 2015 vehicle. Is OBDII going to have planned obsolescence at some point? Is there such a thing as a made in USA scanner? How basic is basic? Is one that just gives code numbers really worthless? I have a scangauge for that anyway? How much functionality does one need to do anything worthwhile? Is live view essential? What are the best for 2013?