New Year's resolutions they may or may not make:
NISSAN XTERRA SHOPPER: I like the looks; I like the ride. But I will not pay a dealer $4,995 over sticker.
CARLOS GHOSN: It is high time for another Nissan sports car for my fair lady, n'est-ce pas?
AL GORE: (On the advice of image consultant Naomi Wolf) I'm a-fixin' to campaign across the Old South in a '68 Dodge Charger Daytona with a 426 Hemi with dual Holleys. I'll show ol' Dubya a thing or two about heatin' up the planet!
GEORGE W. BUSH: I'll consider nominating a Texas car dealer for a cabinet post, maybe even attorney general.
ROBERT REWEY: Next time I want to sell a used car online in Texas, I'll use ebay.com.
RON ZARRELLA: Next time I want to buy a few hundred dealerships, I'll talk to Wayne Huizenga first.
WAYNE HUIZENGA: Next time I want to consolidate an entire retail industry, I'll look for something less challenging than the car industry.
PETER PESTILLO: I'll look for more non-Ford business.
J.T. BATTENBERG III: I'll look for more non-GM business.
KAREN FRANCIS: No matter how good the demographics are, we won't change our name to Youngsmobile ... and I'll resist the urge to say 'I told you so.'
BERND PISCHETSRIEDER: After being fired at BMW for being too hands-off and then being hired by Ferdinand Piech at Volkswagen, I've learned my lesson. Next time, no more Mr. Nice Guy.
FERDINAND PIECH: I'll buy cowboy boots, a 10-gallon hat and a bright red bandana to go with VW's new pickup.
BILL FORD JR.: I'll remind everyone that money is green, too.
JAC NASSER: No matter how much it might help the stock price, we won't rename the company ford.com.
JACK SMITH: I'll remind everyone that all we want from Honda are engines. Really.
ROBERT EATON: Juergen Schrempp wants to run DaimlerChrysler? I'll let him run DaimlerChrysler. I'm outta here.
JUERGEN SCHREMPP: I'll remember to say 'auf Wiedersehen.'