Trade in..... doesn't help me. With no limit of VIN number version it will be to high cost for vcds compared to obd11.Most VCDS resellers will give a trade in value on the older VCDS dongle against the HEX V2 version, although there will be more money in selling it on ebay etc, I played safe and traded mine in against the latest dongle/lead.
That's a method. I have not used obd11 before, I like vcds so I'ts mostly a price matter. Anyway I can exercise with odb11 during Christmas, will have more time then.…………. if I need to I'll be charging whoever I'm using a VIN up on to pay for at least the equivalent of that VIN come refresh time - if I ever run out of VINs.
I messaged OBDeleven support to ask them how this is achieved and they said, in the background the database cross references identical vehicles and their control unit part numbers in their database (from other user scans) and if a higher software version is known to exist it will notify via the app.It looks like form the other kangaroo jerking thread that obd11 can reveal the current software issue - VCDS can't do that unless I've missed something - do you agree?
Edit:- or is the last group of 4 numbers in "Component" the S/W issue number?