Advice and tips when purchasing MB Star Diagnostic tool?

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  1. Drey27

    Drey27 New Member

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    Thank you for reading my post,


    Are there reputable places to buy an MB Star? I have seen a lot of non-genuine ones in ebay, but I have read review that they tend to go wrong after awhile. How much should I be looking to pay for a new or used genuine one, and are there particular things I should look into before buying i.e. database version, update etc?

    tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. bob6600

    bob6600 MB Club Veteran

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    New genuine is around £8k + possible annual costs IIRC (Alfie can confirm)

    Used genuine - lucky if you can find one!

    Clones are the only viable option for home mechanic. It can be a bit of pot luck but mine has lasted the 3+ years since I bought it
     
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    Drey27

    Drey27 New Member

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    Hi bob6600

    I knew it was expensive but I didn't imagine it to be that expensive =O.

    Are there any alternative diagnostic tool that can offer the same level of capability as an MB Star? I am currently looking at Autel Maxidas DS708 in particular, I am wondering if any enthusiast here are using something similar?

    Thanks so much for your time.
     
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    bob6600 MB Club Veteran

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    Nothing offers the same level although the carsoft is rated highly here. Snap On and Launch are also good but they will be expensive.

    Is it for personal use? After a few diag sessions, STAR will pay for itself (clone that is)

    AliExpress is the place to buy from, they have buyer protection a bit like eBay, check the reviews of the seller first

    Cannot post links here for these types of products
     
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    Please do not discuss knock-off versions on here BTW :)
     

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