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    What the cheaper and best ODB II to buy?

    I am looking for one to interface in my car. I've seen some at like Auto Zone but they seem to be made to use in the car and then bring inside and download to your home computer. I just want one to stay in my car.

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    I'd also like to know...

    Also, aren't most if not all ODB-II serial interface? I don't see how people can run that to their trunks if serial cables can only be so long.

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    Serial cables can be mad long. I've seen some stretch for a couple hundred feet and still work fine. I have a 15 ft one in my own car for my OBD II interface and it works great.
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    www.obddiagnostics.com the interface is very ghetto but it works. hopefully they will develop modern software for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey
    www.obddiagnostics.com the interface is very ghetto but it works. hopefully they will develop modern software for it.
    Shame they only ship to the US ........ the prices are very good

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    go on scantool.net

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    Just one thing though... Cheaper and Best? Well it doesnt exist... cheaper is the elmscan based stuff i think (like scantool.net stuff) and best would be more expensive...

    I would suggest the AutoTap one (I think that is the one) it is about $200 (the elmscan ones are half the price) but the autotap gives you more up to date sensor readings, while elmscan can only read once per second, so if you are monitoring 3 sensors, each sensor will be read once every 3 seconds....

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    Speaking of cheap

    http://www.digimoto.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushnrockt
    Speaking of cheap

    http://www.digimoto.com/
    It looks like a decent package.. Does anyone have this?

    I looked at the obddiagnostics.com software and wasn't thrilled with the Interface, but is that a valid reason to dismiss it?

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    I have the digimoto. Works great and has lots of features.
    Only drawbacks are that it updates at 2.5/sec which is quite slow. If you are using the OBD for something other than performance statistics, go for the digimoto.

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