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Post by greg1953 » Sun May 14, 2017 5:52 pm

Does anyone use this programme ? is it easy ? is it as good as VAGCOM used for VW & Audi ?
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Post by Tumnus » Tue May 16, 2017 3:37 pm

greg1953 wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 5:52 pm
Does anyone use this programme ? is it easy ? is it as good as VAGCOM used for VW & Audi ?
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I've used it, but it's fairly clunky and dated, you have to use E90 as the chassis type as there is no E89 option.

ISTA/D is a far superior application, I'd recommend this if you can get a copy and get it working. Never used VAGCOM so can't comment on that.
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Post by MACK » Thu May 18, 2017 2:21 am

Tumnus wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 3:37 pm
greg1953 wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 5:52 pm
Does anyone use this programme ? is it easy ? is it as good as VAGCOM used for VW & Audi ?
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I've used it, but it's fairly clunky and dated, you have to use E90 as the chassis type as there is no E89 option.

ISTA/D is a far superior application, I'd recommend this if you can get a copy and get it working. Never used VAGCOM so can't comment on that.
Agree with the above the newer ISTA D & P are easier to use/navigate. However you may find that some of the things you can view/do/change/test etc in INPA aren't always available in ISTA. Well at least in the software I have anyway. Mines from BMcables by the way.
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Post by bradz » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:12 pm

It's rubbish compared to VCDS!

Clunky, Slow and hard to use!

What do you need it for? Carly is better in lots of ways but cant do everything :(
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Post by GuidoK » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:40 pm

^you cant compare carly with INPA/ISTA D
Carly is a programmer comparable with ncsExpert with very limited diagnose capabilities.

INPA and ISTA D are 100% diagnostic programs.
ISTA D is quite bulky and slow (because it reads out all the modules at once and not 1 module you select) although the communication speed very much depends on the type of interface you're using.
It supports all models

INPA has a bit of a learning curve and is only supported up to e90, but works quite fast.
And I think INPA has more capabilities for the e85 chassis at least, like for instance change satnav language packeage (not for the e89 probably as that support is limited)

So carly/ncsExpert and INPA/ISTA-D serve a different purpose.
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Post by bradz » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:02 pm

I agree, all depends on what level you want...

If your looking for a simple diagnostic Carly is easy to use, If you want to go a bit further INPA, You can test/reset Adaptions check live data.

Same with coding NCS expert is quite complicated to use, Lots of the options can be easily enabled on Carly too.

I have just spent the last 3 days teaching myself to use NCS to enable M track mode :driving:
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