9 Articles
1 / 1
71Many more people surfing the web while behind the wheel

If you think texting while driving is dangerous, then you may be shocked to learn that many people do more than just text while driving, they actually browse the web while behind the wheel, and the number of people who do it is on the rise.

29Rental car fuel tops $9/gallon in U.S.

It's never a good idea to return a rental car with less than a full tank of gas. The reason? The rental car companies usually charge a fee if you don't fill up before dropping off. And according to a report in USA Today, that fee has, in some cases, gotten a lot steeper.

64USA Today counts down decade's most improved looking vehicles

Hey good lookin' - Click above for high-res image gallery

30Lots overflowing with repo vehicles

What's the second biggest purchase after a home? Most of the time, it's a car. And with so many people losing their homes, it's really no surprise that so many people are also losing their cars. Repossession companies are reporting record business -- so much so in fact that they are securing additional lots on which to store the delinquent goods.

14More details on XM / Sirius merger revealed

There are a lot of questions surrounding the proposed merger of competing satellite radio providers XM and Sirius. USA Today had a chance to ask a few to Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin, the would-be CEO of the two companies if the merger is allowed to take place. Below are some bullet points from the interview with answers to the most burning questions.

AddUSA Today test drives the Ford HySeries Edge

Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the Ford HySeries Edge.

AddPresidential Mariner Hybrid

"We have always found a way to clean the environment and grow the economy at the same time. And when it comes to global warming, we'll do it again." Former President Bill Clinton takes his own words, spoken in the 1998 State of the Union Address, to heart as he gives up his Secret Service issued SUV for a Mariner Hybrid.

AddDecline in gas consumption

USA Today reports gas use last month was 0.6% less than a year ago. For the gasoline consumption to go down by a small amount could have a significant impact. Generally, the US consumption increases by about 1.5% annually. If the downward trend continues further, or if we at least can maintain the reduction in gas use, an impact could be seen on gas prices. It seems some of us are changing our habits, and maybe we can all convince more people to do the same.

1 / 1