Resolutions we may -- or may not -- hear for 2011:
Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Co. CEO: Despite all the temptation and what everyone is telling me, I will NOT spike the ball in the end zone -- ever.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors: Based on the successful launch at my rocket company, I'll leapfrog electric vehicles and get right into rocket-powered cars.
Bob Lutz, retiree: Drive a Lotus on the book tour.
Martin Winterkorn, chairman of Volkswagen Group: Think long and hard about the fortunes of GM and Toyota over the past few years before pressing on to become the world's biggest automaker.
President Barack Obama: I'll get off this 60 mpg campaign and settle on something affordable for the industry and consumers.
Rep. Fred Upton, incoming chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee: Rigorously review President Obama's new fuel economy proposals while resisting the temptation to score cheap political points.
Steven Rattner, former car czar who was accused of securities violations by the SEC and New York's attorney general: Be more forgiving of Rick Wagoner's flaws.
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Chrysler Group: Buy a sweater in something other than blue or black -- although certainly not red, which would be too much of a shock.
Dan Akerson, General Motors CEO: Remember to think twice before referring to a competitor's product -- say, the Toyota Prius -- as a geekmobile and saying I wouldn't be caught dead in one.
Bob King, president of the UAW: I'll try to convince Toyota employees that joining the UAW is more cool than joining the plant's fantasy football league.
Rep. John Boehner, incoming House Speaker: Actually vote for dealer interests instead of just talking about pro-dealer values.
Mike Jackson, AutoNation CEO: Now that we see how well eliminating the push production system is working out, I'll get everyone to join me in reporting retail sales separately.