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PROBALLY A DUMB QUESTION ABOUT VAG COM

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by fingermouse, Oct 21, 2008.

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    ok I own a 2002 S3 and my wife has a MK5 golf tdi. Just got a laptop so im now thinking I should have vag com. Thing is ive maaged for 4 years without it so do I need it ????

    Also for a diyer do I neew the full retail version and will one version do both cars ????


    any opinions welcome from peoples experiance

    cheers........................
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    hex can usb will do both, micro can will only do same kinda range a3 8p, golf 5 etc, yeah if you have 2 cars now for vagcom then money very well spent for sure.

    I personally cant say enough praise for vagcom, £260 very very well spent
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    but if he hasnt needed it for over 4yrs then why bother with it? seems like he could save that money if he`s not needed it before. just wondering :)
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    cause the day he goes to the stealers for a problem he will be paying £100 an hour anyway, where as vagcom is 2.5 hours audi's labour & paid for life & would help you untold for almost everything on his car & now cars, it can also protect you against the stealer all to common you have a problem with this part, oh really whats the diagnosis say, well we've cleared it but it said it was faulty, where as vagcom scan beforehand is also an insurance policy to the contrary what they say huh let alone all the untold helpful things it does for you

    for me given my modding I do its saved me thousands, but if you're not into mods then I can see where you might think its not worthwhile, but overall its a win win situation now having 2 vag cars
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    wow £260 for some reason I was thinking it was £150 don`t know why lol oh well wishful thinking
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    its £150ish if you have the micro can lead but as yours is an 8L & hers is the golf 5 I dont think it will cross over:

    Micro can covers:

    All Golf-5 platform cars (A5 platform) including:
    - 2003+ VW Touran (1T chassis)
    - 2004+ VW Golf/Rabbit/GTI (1K chassis)
    - 2004+ VW Caddy (2K chassis)
    - 2004+ Audi A3/S3 (8P chassis)
    - 2004+ Seat Altea (5P chassis)
    - 2004+ Skoda Octavia (1Z chassis)
    - 2005+ Seat Toledo (5P chassis)
    - 2005+ Golf Plus (5M chassis)
    - 2005+ Seat Leon (1P chassis)
    - 2005.5+ Jetta/GLI (1K chassis)
    - 2006+ Eos (1F chassis)
    - 2007+ Audi TT (8J chassis)
    - 2007+ VW Golf Variant/Wagon (1K chassis)
    - 2008+ VW Tiguan (5N chassis)
    - 2008+ Audi A3 Cabriolet (8P chassis)

    2005.5+ VW Passat (B6 Platform, 3C chassis)
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