The Consult will do alot of things a normal OBD2 Scanner will not , The Snap On Modus I have will do alot of things on the Nissans , but they read different than the Consult , so I have to convert alot of the info ..... A cheepo "Scan tool ' wont do most of the fuctions , and the way cheep code readers will only read codes ... No data stream ..... Basicly if you want a tool to read Data stream like the Consult , your gona pay ALOT !! The Modus was $7000 .... I have looked into the Consults and they are way expensive !!