How To Cool Off and Save Gas: Windows Down or Up?

dog-windowAs the weather starts to warm up, people everywhere will start looking for ways to cool off—but one thing is for sure: gas prices haven’t cooled off at all. With the national average still hovering near $4 a gallon, everyone is looking to save a little extra and save money on gas.

So how do you cool off in the spring, summer, and early fall while saving the most money? Do you leave your windows down and air conditioning off? Or do you keep your windows up and your air conditioning on? Both sides of the argument stake their claims, but who is right?

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The Sporty and Fun 2012 VW Eos is the Perfect Summer Car

2012 VW EosThe warm months of the year traditionally are the most popular time to make a new car purchase.  If you are in the market for a fun, sporty car for summer, consider the 2012 VW Eos.  In Greek mythology, Eos is the goddess of the sunrise, and she lends her name appropriately to this retractable hardtop convertible.  This is the perfect summer car, but it is designed for comfortable, secure driving all year-round as well.

Convertibles with fixed roofs were once reserved exclusively for luxury cars and came with luxury price tags.  Volkswagen has changed the status quo by offering the 2012 Eos at a starting price of only $30,000.  This four-seat coupe features all the comfort you would expect from an upper-class, closed-roof vehicle, such as a sunroof and heated rear window. Don’t forget, though, you also have the option to ride with the top down.  In only 25 seconds, this vehicle changes into an open-air convertibleso you can enjoy beautiful summer days without restraint.

The engine in the 2012 VW Eos is a 2.0-liter turbo-charged four-cylinder engine capable of producing 200 horsepower.  The standard companion to this engine is a six-speed manual transmission.  Another option is to choose the six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox, or DSG, to enjoy driving with the benefits of a manual transmission but without a clutch.

Many add-on features enable you to make the most of your new 2012 Eos.  At the base comfort level, drivers enjoy a power driver’s seat, heated driver and passenger seats, dual-zone climate controls, and Bluetooth compatibility.  The next level up, called the Lux model, increases the wheel size to 17 inches, adds a wood interior trim, features leather upholstery, and includes a power front passenger seat.  You can also add a navigation system to the dashboard (complete with USB port and SD card slot), a premium sound system, and sport suspension.

Enjoy all of these features and more from the VW Eos.  Discover more details from Lewisville VW by following Tweets on Twitter“Like” Lewisville VW on Facebook to benefit from updates and receive discounts on future visits to the dealership.

Interested in other 2012 Volkswagen models? Here is the redesigned 2012 VW Beetle!