Recently, many complained their confusion to buy a diagnostic tool for Ford or Mazda, for there is a full chip high quality VCM II for nearly 180$ (SP177-C) and there is the new VXDIAG VCX NANO for only about 100$. The price difference is ridiculous and sellers claim they both do the same thing.
vcm ii – clone vs. vxdiag – original (different factories–> different brands&firmware–> different price: vxdiag usually cheaper)
*detailed similarities and differences – VCM II vs. VXDIAG NANO
|Products||VCM 2||VXDIAG VCX NANO for|
|Differences||Origina or not||Clone||Original|
|Drivers||Drivers are installed when
|Install VXDIAG driver after
|Similarities||Software version||Ford IDS V98; Mazda IDS V98 (free download IDS 98)|
|Function||Diagnosis and programming (click for detail)|
|Language||English, German, Spanish, Italy, French, Greece, Finland,
Slovenia, Danmark ,Czechic, Chinese, Vietnam, Turkey,
Thailand, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese, Poland, Norwegian,
Holand, Korean, Japanese, Indian, Hungary
|Vehicle||FORD MAZDA from 1996 to 2015|
|Operating system||Windows XP SP3, Win 7|
|VMware||Both support VMware installation|
|Update||FREE, via free download links on webs|
|WIFI||Both support Wi-Fi|
I have a clone that works. The software is a bit of a hassle to install, but I picked up a cheap laptop on Craigslist to dedicate to the job.
Well I am going to chime in with my experiences,
I have 2 clone sets. One is hard wire and the other has the
I recently bought one from this company. I bought the wifi model. I have not played with it much yet and have yet to get the wifi part to work. I was able to get the software loaded and operational. It took a few attempts to get it right. The link is for wifi compatible model but does not include the D-Link wifi modules. It is also needs a firmware update to use the current v97 IDS. If I bought it again, I would not buy the wifi module equipped version.