Well, this Vitz has clocked about 55,000 KMs on the odo. But as we all know, odometers are usually reversed so I reckon it should be almost 80,000 KMs (safe bet maybe). Here's the list of issue I started facing recently:
1. The belt started making squeaks on a cold start.
2. Very rough idling.
3. Worsened pick or acceleration.
4. Increased knocking.
5. Pungent fumes from the exhaust.
6. Increase in fuel consumption.
This called for action, mostly, by the book. Here's what I did. Got rates of various stuff from Toyota 3S Dealerships, Window shopping from reputable dealers selling OEM stuff and then having achieved "some" level of confidence, bought the necessary stuff in the first phase. This saved me money and ensured authenticity.
PS: Everything in the succeeding posts was done personally. Saved money and gave me confidence.