The Foxwell NT520 with the Honda/Acura specific firmware option emptied about $180 USD out of my bank account. In my opinion it has been worth every penny I spent on it given a diagnostic at my local dealer ran $160 the last time I inquired. Additional vehicle make firmware costs $60 each. The code reader supports up to five vehicle make firmware loads. Honda/Acura is considered one firmware load as would Toyota/Lexus/Scion.
I just bought a BlueDriver 100$ Amazon. First ever for me and I love how easy it is and can print reports from Pilot (as long as I can remember to make sure there is paper in printer ?). Also wife’s Avalon is due for oil change- wanted to check codes prior to having it done (“freebie” from dealership we got it from). Was able to see when the last codes were cleared and printed just in case stealership wants me to pay for anything that may have been wrong prior to purchase. Really like having some ammo instead of going to a possible fight without any defense! Worth it!!!! AND IT’S SCOTTY APPROVED!!
Foxwell NT530 - communicates with all modules in the car (abs, vsa, srs, vtm, etc). Shows a ton of live data also. Does bidrectional communication so you can activate or turn things on and off for troubleshooting (abs bleed, trasmission solenoids, etc).
I had a Bluedriver but it did not appear to have all the live data and bidirectional control. Returned it.
I also have a $20 obdii dongle in each cars glove box for basic code scans.
XP is still alive and well on my OBDII-dedicated laptop. It has the older IDE port, for which I have bought an SSD drive, and the OS starts in an instant and works like a race horse.
With StarOffice 9 and some other older tools it is no worse than modern machines, except for Youtube HD videos.