I will just put this out there for recommendations. I could do with a code reader for diagnosing faults that would be suitable for my RS and our Mini Cooper 2016. Seen a few advertised relatively low cost and others like snap on costing a kings ransom. Just looking for something easy to use and affordable that will work on a wide variety of cars. Thanks in advance.
I think the rule of thumb with modern diagnostic readers is that the more cars they cover, the less specific they are at giving detailed fault info. So I doubt you will find one that will cover both BMW/Minis and Fords to the level of detail you require.
Someone with more knowledge will be along soon to correct me or confirm what I’m saying.
Thank you, I can see your logic, my knowledge is not comprehensive in this field but I know there are many on here who can point me in whatever direction is suitable. It may not be possible to buy what I want but thought I would get some feedback on here.