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AUTEL DS708 versus STar Diagnostic System

Hello folks:
I have been reading a lot about the Star (C3, C4 and C5) diagnostic systems on various forums. Also recently, I had a chat with the Autel technical rep regarding their diagnostic systems (since I have owned a couple of their models and have been extremely satisfied with their performance and price!). Here are a few questions that ! would appreciate receiving your input.

1. Without unnecessary crapping on Chinese made goods, objectively speaking, has anyone used the Chinese made Star Diagnostic system? If you have had problem with them, what were there, and could they be resolved by the vendor?

2. Have anyone of you tried the Autel DS708. This is a more expensive unit, but can handle any car; which would be nice, in that it is more versatile. The question is that is it as capable as it is claimed to be?

3. Finally, where is the best place to buy a Star system from (those working with any computers).

Thank you for your advice in advance!
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Are you going to diagnose other brands in addition to MB vehicles? Anything is better than Star if you want to diagnose a Toyota.

Do you really want the "works with any computer" tool? This needs a powerful host computer and after a while it does not work with any computer. In any case the host should have a large enough HDD to save the guest image and to avoid the USB interface and a clumsy external HDD.

No other tool is as future proof as Star, today it already has the 176 and 222 models in the menus.

What is the price of this Autel tool by the way?
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The best price I have found for the Maxidas DS708 is $1250. Like I said though, it handles (or the tech claimed it does) any car.
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I want to buy a maxidas ds708 for UK
What is difference between maxidas ds708 and maxidas ds708 pro
And I found one is for 649.75 maxidas ds708, ds708, autel maxidas 708, MaxiDAS DS708 Scanner - GBP674.42
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Hello folks:
I have been reading a lot about the Star (C3, C4 and C5) diagnostic systems on various forums. Also recently, I had a chat with the Autel technical rep regarding their diagnostic systems (since I have owned a couple of their models and have been extremely satisfied with their performance and price!). Here are a few questions that ! would appreciate receiving your input.

1. Without unnecessary crapping on Chinese made goods, objectively speaking, has anyone used the Chinese made Star Diagnostic system? If you have had problem with them, what were there, and could they be resolved by the vendor?

2. Have anyone of you tried the Autel DS708. This is a more expensive unit, but can handle any car; which would be nice, in that it is more versatile. The question is that is it as capable as it is claimed to be?

3. Finally, where is the best place to buy a Star system from (those working with any computers).

Thank you for your advice in advance!
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1) There are many Star diagnostic system in the aftermarket, some fits Benz cars and some both car and truck. Price may vary. Problem will comes as time rises, better get it at specific star dealer, like mbstarshop.com etc

2) DS708 is a little preciey, but the price is down. Star is the best diagnostic system for Benz, but DS708 is comprehensive deal for multi models. The downside of DS708 is the huge upgrade fee


3) Already answered in 1)
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He made his mind up awhile ago. His post is almost 3 years old.
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