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Old 9th July 2019, 04:35 PM
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Default HEX-V2 or HEX-NET?

I have a genuine Ross-Tech HEX-USB+CAN lead (supplied by Ilexa) which does everything I need for my D2 and is unlimited. It also works on many newer cars of course.

BUT I also have a REGISTERED (to me) copy of VCDS-Lite (useable with 3rd-party interface) that I bought directly from Ross-Tech and is now spare.
It has significant value however as a trade-in to one of the V2 interfaces. By default that's to the 10-VIN version as well.
I have no need for it, but it would presumably have market value above my trade-in cost.

So "as an investment" which would people go for, the "cheaper" HEX-V2 or costlier HEX-NET?
2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 9th July 2019, 06:49 PM
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The HEX-NET will be worth more than the V2 however is more for professional use (supports mobile and wifi). The difference is around 130 between the two. I couldn't justify the extra cost when I bought mine as it's for home use only. The V2 will be easier to sell in the future as not many want to pay extra for the HEX-NET when they don't need the extra feature. As I said in my other post in Ollie's sale thread, the V1's are still selling for silly money (mine went for 275ish) so my new V2 cost me very little.

Not much help, sorry.
2008 (facelift) S8 with B&O, ACC, glass sunroof, reversing camera, front and rear heated seats, ceramic brakes, homelink, electric side and rear blinds, ski load through, heated fan washer jets, remote boot closing, de-flapped manifold, fridge, umbrella holder
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