guys i recently got my vitz checked as it has done 60k odo..
changed spark plugs.. they installed xli spark plugs (is it ok?)
front disc breaks where near-ending.. so got them replaced
got the cat converter removed from both front and back (it was CHOKED)
all engine-lubricants needed a change.. so got them changed.. they all were in very bad condition as previous owner didnt check them regularly
now the car's pick has increased .. its milage has increaed .. its performance has increaed.. gear shifting is much more smooth now.. breaks are more reliable now ..
the reason why i had to do all this was.. poor pick .. poor performance.. ~360kms with AC on in full tank (i dont have CNG) .. poor car response.. heavier drive.. (i drive with O/D always on and only turn it off when i'm about to overtake some1) .. very very pooooooooooooooooor response while climing even in L gear
now i just made a trip to muree this saturday on my vitz .. with a load of four person... went to cliffden camp, then to lowertopa PAF base and rest houses and if anyone of u has ever been there you would know what sort of climbs there are.. mind u they are VERY steep... then to wild life park near cliffden camp on lawrence pur road near lawrence college and it was ONE F'in SCARY RIDE .. soon i forgot ke vitz neechay touch keray ge ya nahi (surperizingly it didnt even touch one single time reason being i was driving quite carefully and keeping both my front and rear tires balanced) if anyone of u has ever been to safari park near bahriya town ISB.. you would know what sort of road i'm talking about.. MULTIPLY IT WITH 100 times to imagine what sort of road the vitz went onto in wild life park MUrEE .. :S my advice is never to go there in any sort of car .. cuz roads are abandoned hence if ur stuck there u'll not get any help plus roads are NEVER maintained .. ops getting off the topic :S ok back to vitz maintainence :S .. point is vitz climbed all these steep gradients quite comfortably even with the load it had mashaAllah
oh and the milage now is 480kms in full tank with AC on and O/D on .. well i always turn O/D off when climibing hills or using L / D2.. i only turn it on when using D ... its a logical thing to do .. rather adviceable thing to do otherwise wahts the point of using D2 with O/D on when the cars gonna change gear early cuz of O/D ..
next i'm planning to upgrade my tires .. right now i have 155/80/R13 or watever the stock ones are.. lol cuz i never rem the tire sizes :S .. i'm planning to either get 185 on same rimz as i've heared the stock rimz go off the hook cheaply ?? so wats the point of selling geniune rimz.. but i know alloy walay give a hotter look .. i read on PW that even 14 or 15 inch alloy rimz go fine with vitz 2004 .. if budget allowed i'll get both done.. if not then atleast i'll change tires then later on put same tires on new alloy rimz so i'll see if i get tires for 13inch or 14inch rim .. hhmmm.. that will surely increase road grip and my confidence on vitz will be then complete as in FULL..
wese to drive a car with ABS is hell lot of enjoyment and sense of security wise and breaking wise.. u never feel that in non ABS local shits (cursing the car makers.. not us buyers)