I gained a better appreciation of the value of one of the DS708's features, earlier this week. I visited one of my Launch customers in Glasgow and, during the visit, demonstrated the new Autel DS708. The car in question was a Mercedes C class, a 270CDI. The machine offered automatic search, to determine the car details but, even though there was a private number plate, we were sure it was later than 2003 and advised the DS708 accordingly.
We were both surprised to see that the machine talked only to the engine and nothing else. I then had the idea to get the DS708 to autosearch the car and it quickly told us it was pre-2003. Of course, after that, the DS708 spoke to every ECU on the vehicle. It just goes to show what a useful feature this is, one that I have not find on other scanners, certainly not when it comes to Mercedes, anyhow.
I'll let you know about any further experiences like this.