[s-cars] was-New Guy, S8 question Now VAG-COMcables for low price!

JC jc at j2c3.com
Fri Feb 27 16:45:33 PST 2009

I agree completely about supporting Uwe's business and respecting his
license - note my comment right off the bat about properly paying for the
license and using his dongle cables. My only unqualified recommendation is
for the OBD-to-2-wire pigtail - as said by others that was always a brutal
ripoff for a simple adapter cable.

For those who haven't kept up with his current offer though, it's completely
kosher to use aftermarket cables with his $99 'software only' option, he
just doesn't guarantee or support any issues if you don't have his cable.  I
know that option used to be only for an old version of the software -
correct me if I'm wrong but as I understand that's not the case now -
currently the $99 option gets you the real-deal software but on an 'you're
on your own' basis for support.

Tom's remarks are good ones though - if you use the dongle system you can
use any PC at any time and no worries about upgrades.  Personally I probably
recommend that route unless somebody's really on a crunch budget.

> I think the cables listed on the autonostics site will only
> work with the earlier, now outdated, version of VAG-COM.
> Please consider the work Uwe Ross has put into the software,
> and buy the right cable from him.
> -Ian Duff.

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