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  1. What are the distinct advantages of the Subaru Impreza GT?

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    Produced since 1992 by the Japanese automobile manufacturer, the Subaru Impreza GT has gradually entered the ranks of the brand’s legendary models. Although it was replaced by the Impreza WRX in 2000, it is still highly regarded by car enthusiasts who can still enjoy the opportunity to take advantage of its exceptional performance.
    To better understand the real attraction that this model inspires, here are four features that set it apart from its competitors.

    1 – Its “Boxer” engine

    Adopted very early on by Subaru and widely used in almost all of the brand’s models, the flat or “Boxer” engine is without a doubt the first major asset of the Subaru Impreza GT.
    Characterized by cylinders that are arranged flat (four, in this case), this type of engine offers appealing advantages for a compact car such as the Impreza GT. Their configuration with the opposed pistons helps significantly reduce vehicle vibrations while driving, ensuring a quiet, comfortable ride.
    In addition, a flat motor can be installed at a somewhat lower level in the car, thus lowering the centre of gravity for better handling. The fact that the engine is installed lower also improves passenger safety. In case of frontal impact, the engine effectively slides under the seats, as opposed to the traditional L models.
    Finally, thanks to this engine, the Subaru Impreza GT proves quite economical, both in terms of maintenance (fewer parts) and use (fuel economy).

    2 – Performs in the city just like it does on the track

    With its sporty design, particularly the Turbo version sold in Europe, the Impreza GT holds a great deal of promise for thrill seekers. Elegant and agile, it boasts a powerful engine that ensures a performance quite similar to that of race cars.
    In its 1999 and 2000 versions, it’s driven by a 217-hp 2.0 turbo engine capable of 5600 rpm and 29.7 m-kg of torque at 4000 rpm. On the road, the Subaru Impreza GT can reach up to 233 km/h and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds. It can cover 1000 metres from a standing start in 26.3 seconds.

    3 – Its all-wheel drive

    At Subaru, all-wheel drive (AWD) is available starting from the “smaller” models. It’s therefore only logical that this 4-wheel drive device, along with all the advantages that it entails, is offered by the Impreza GT.
    Improving the vehicle’s driveability and acceleration capability, 4-wheel drive is appreciated on snowy terrain and stabilizes handling on slippery roads. It also improves cornering speed.

    4 – An excellent performance/price ratio

    Offered at the time for a higher price than other small sedans released at the same time, these days, the Subaru Impreza GT has one of the best performance/price ratios of all models on the market. And even if it’s no longer offered by dealerships today, you can always look for a used model, especially since maintenance is generally inexpensive and spare parts are available at reasonable prices.

  2. 5 Advantages of The Smart Key

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    Offered by more and more automobile manufacturers on their high-end models and hybrids, the smart key system is the latest technology available to drivers that makes their lives easier while also improving user comfort.
    A practical feature, this key possesses an integrated radio chip that sends and receives information to and from the vehicle, which lets you enjoy all the advantages of this device. Here are five such benefits that beautifully sum up the full appeal of this new technology!

    1 – A smart, fast, and practical opening system

    Primarily designed to make life easier for drivers, the smart key system spares them from a number of unfortunate situations that can arise with traditional car keys.
    Indeed, thanks to its wave transmission device, it lets you unlock your doors quickly and effortlessly. When the holder of a smart key approaches their vehicle from a certain distance (generally within a one-metre radius), the key – which can even remain inside their pocket – comes into contact with the system, thereby allowing the driver to open the door simply by pulling on the handle.
    Very useful, the driver saves time by not having to look for their keys in the rain, in the cold, or in emergency situations.

    2 – Start your car with a simple push of a button

    Before, to start your car, you had to insert the key and turn it. Today, it’s possible to start the engine simply by pushing on the start button. To further clarify, even if another occupant of the car tries to start it, it won’t be possible if they don’t possess the smart key, since that’s what activates this function.

    3 – Forgetting your keys is a thing of the past

    If you don’t need to insert a key to start your car, there’s clearly no chance that you’ll leave them in the ignition once you arrive at your destination. This type of incident, which unfortunately happens all too often, is thereby avoided.

    4 – The doors lock automatically when you exit the vehicle

    Many drivers forget to lock their doors when they leave their vehicles. With a smart key, this concern is completely resolved, since when the driver exits the vehicle and leaves the key activation radius, the key systematically locks the car doors.

    5 – An additional level of security against theft

    Contrary to popular belief, smart keys are a real plus for the security of the automobiles equipped with them. Depending on the manufacturer, they incorporate highly advanced anti-theft measures such as rolling codes that are projected and that undergo prior verification by the car’s onboard computer before unlocking the doors. Encrypted chips are also used in certain models to increase the security of these devices.
    In this regard, several Subaru models are available with a smart key system for a better driver experience, especially in periods of stress!