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I have a 2013 Focus ST I just want to flash the off the shelf Cobb tune on the car then put the tuner in the glovebox and not touch it again until I sell the car......that being said most V2 APs go for $150 while the V3 counterpart cost $350-400. Is it worth paying double for the V3? What are the drawbacks to the V2?
 

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I have a 2013 Focus ST I just want to flash the off the shelf Cobb tune on the car then put the tuner in the glovebox and not touch it again until I sell the car......that being said most V2 APs go for $150 while the V3 counterpart cost $350-400. Is it worth paying double for the V3? What are the drawbacks to the V2?
The age of the V2, the updated software, looks, etc. Basic stuff you get just like new cell phones. It's better in every way and that's why it costs the amount it does vs the V2.
 

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Highly recommend the v3. As stated above its more to date. biggest draw back of the v2 is the display. Its so much nicer to be able to monitor 6 gauges especially in our cars with a tune.
 

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If you are going to upload the tune and stash it in the glovebox then save your money and get the V2. If you ever decide to mount it and use the gauges get the V3.


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I have a 2013 Focus ST I just want to flash the off the shelf Cobb tune on the car then put the tuner in the glovebox and not touch it again until I sell the car......that being said most V2 APs go for $150 while the V3 counterpart cost $350-400. Is it worth paying double for the V3? What are the drawbacks to the V2?
IMO if price is your factor in this decision, if you purchase the V2 for $150 now in a couple of years by the time V4 comes out it may turn obsolete to sell. However if you purchase a V3 for $300 now you probably may be in a position to sell it for $200 with V4 arrival. You will enjoy all the extra features now and also it wont depreciate like the V2. Having said this V2 is not a bad option to flash and keep it in the closet.
 

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I have a V2 and have no complaints. I don't need to look at multiple sensors or gauges while I'm driving, and the tunes you upload will be identical. I keep my AP in the glovebox just in case I want to change to e30, add / remove pops, switch to 87 tune, etc..

I have a Panda tune, Stratified "stage 2" 93 tune and e30 tunes; with/without traction control and with/without pops & crackles. A couple of things I've found though:

1. If you need to log to send in for a tune revision, the V2 will need different parameters since it has less memory.

2. If you add traction control (which I would highly suggest), you're stuck with the Cobb TC only(which is still great). The Strat version of TC is adjustable for less/more aggressive through the V3 but not though the V2 (at least I think that's right).
 

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I saw get the v3, I recently upgraded to a v3 after having the v2 for years. Everything is faster, changing tunes takes about 30 seconds on a v3 compared to almost 2 minutes with a v2. So if you change tunes often or ever need to it makes the process bearable. The datalogging seems to activate faster, my v2 was slow when I would press the button. Plus if you ever want to sell it you have to find someone with a 2013, as the newer cars dont work with the v2, so it limits the market to almost zero at this time, and in another year, no one will probably think of getting an very old v2. Hell I bought the v2 after they stopped making it, edgeautosport had 3 laying around they sold on the forum a couple years ago and at that time it was $275 brand new.

And the Stratified traction control is nice, not sure how nice as I had it for a week before taking my car in to the dealer to get my 3rd trans installed...but I have loved the way the v3 feels better built, and it is nice to have the gauges to look at to make sure your car is not acting weird, or you can figure out why it is being weird sometimes right away.
 

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Yes price is my biggest factor the extra $250 I spend would get me a downpipe or most of the way to an IC which I need also. I really NEVER plan on using the gauge display feature of a V3 maybe if I was troubleshooting a problem but I wouldn't leave that sitting out that's how you get your car broken into lol
 
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