What Was Your Failed Automotive New Year's Resolution?

This year is ending tonight. No one cares about your New Year's resolutions, so, let's do something new for a change. Let's spend the last hours of 2013 talking about your automotive New Year's resolution that you failed to accomplish.

New Year's resolution is a personal achievement that many people try to accomplish every year. Unfortunately, a vast majority of people failed within a week or so. I won't be surprised if you forgot about your overhyped New Year's resolution in February.

What Was Your Failed Automotive New Year's Resolution?

On 1 January 2013, I made only one New Year's resolution: to keep Frankenstein (my 1986 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Xtra-Cab, not pictured) damage free for the entire year. The truck gets beat up by Mother Nature all the time, and it's a difficult achievement to accomplish. It was going successfully until sometime in May when my boyfriend (now husband) hit a Hobbit—oh, sorry, I mean a sheep, which survived the impact. The impact bent the truck's nudge bar a little, but it was easily repaired at a panel beater. Unsurprisingly, Frankenstein is a regular customer there. From that day on, the truck remains damage free.

What automotive New Year's resolution did you fail to accomplish this year?