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Hyundai's Super Bowl ads score on Ad Meter

Hyundai is the first automaker to top USA Today's influential survey of Super Bowl commercials.

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Many 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.

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Rental 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.

Lots 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.

USA Today test drives the Ford HySeries Edge

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

Decline 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 a