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autojoe
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May 23, 2009, 6:01 PM

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I use several scan tools including snap on.I was thinking about buying a otc genisys evo.Does anyone think this is a better scan tool then a snap on?


way2old
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May 28, 2009, 10:00 AM

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That answer would be dependent upon which Snappy tool you are using. If you are using entry level Snappy tool, the Genesis will be better. If you are using the higher end Snappy, the Genesis will disappoint you.



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May 28, 2009, 10:57 AM

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Although the OTC will do much more on a GM product, I would prefer using the snap on any time. The menu system in the OTC is pretty slow.



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Sidom
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May 30, 2009, 7:22 PM

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I guess it depends on how much you want to spend. I've noticed OTC is usally cheaper that SO especially on updates. I haven't used OTC too much but both OTC & SO have gaps in coverage. The advantage the Modis or Verus has over OTC is a 4 channel DSO compared to OTCs 2 channel.

If you are going to go with OTC it seems like a Pegisys might be a better bet, unless you are getting a real good deal on the Genisys. I got to use a Pegisys a little bit ago for just a little bit. I did like it's touch screen better than the Verus. Plus I noticed you got Euro & med truck as part of the package.

If you decide on SO I would stay away from the Verus right now. I think they released it to soon. Our shop got one a few weeks back & I still have got use to it yet. It's a nice unit but I've noticed when things get fast I still grab my Modis 1st......

I will have to admitt the Pegisys did impress me. I would like to demo one for a week... The one thing I'm leary about is the 2 channel scope. Most of time it's fine but there are a few times where you need that 3rd & 4th channel.....


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autojoe
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May 31, 2009, 8:57 AM

Post #5 of 9 (21741 views)
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I have a pico 4 channel high resolution scope.........I just need a scan tool.I have a auto enginuity scan tool/escan scan tool and a snap on scan tool....the mtg2500.I love my auto enginuity and also my escan.


mickey
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Jul 14, 2009, 1:47 AM

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i currently have the "pegiSh!t" and have finally got otc to take it back.i have had nothing but trouble with it.i think it was released too soon.in 6 months i have had it it has been 2 otc 2 times amd updated at least 4 times.not a good product


Sidom
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Jul 14, 2009, 9:55 AM

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What problems were you having with it?


wolffer0
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Apr 7, 2010, 7:56 AM

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I purchased an evo 4.0 6 weeks ago and found out the tool keeps locking up on me, I wasted my time with tech support and am now stuck with a tool that locks up every time I use it. The OTC reps point fingers at each other and I sit with a turd I have to send in for repair. That equals to me purchasing a tool that basicly is refurbished. tech support reads que cards. the famed printer option only works with obsolete printers. BIG PLUS is that the battery goes dead by itself in 3 days plugged into it so don't expect it to be ready when you need it. OTC tech says that is how the tool is designed and claims no secret to It. The classic does not have the battery drain so go for that one if you are not going to use it every day. I will be posting my experience with this tool on you tube so other people know what to expect because no customer service to keep customer happy equals bad publicity. the tool was neat when it works but it has made me lose more jobs because of not working. I was a loyal customer that started with a 2000. then a 4000. now a new evo that locks up every use. there is limited info about this unit so BEWARE ! now I am stuck with it and I don't want anyone else blindly purchasing this unit without a real world opinion about it from a former OTC loyal customer. Wish I would have at least tried the snap on unit.I was treated real bad in this deal ! I shure hope not every one is getting a lemon like mine.


wolffer0
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Feb 16, 2011, 2:34 PM

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 Its been a year now and it has been sent to repair 3 times. still locks up after about 8 cars worth of use and it is out of warranty. the tech told me that I am messing it up somehow and that they will charge me to repair it. I am just going to have to post the conversation on you tube so everyone intersted in buying one can see how it turns out in the end.






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