I wave every time ...but I live in the DC area where people are inherently (unfortunately) unfriendly and unaware of their surroundings. I've have two people who wave back ...I think we're becoming commuter friends who've never met.
You just can't shake the friendly out of a Midwest farm boy.
As a new Jk owner i always wave and admire other jeeps.
I agree with alot of people who say the 4 door jeeps don't wave but i wave anyway hoping they catch on. I don't think new Jk owners know about the wave and i knew about it because some of my friends have jeeps and they told me about it. Jeep owners are the most fun and heplful people around !!!!
Hey RedWrangler i am up your way a lot so expect a wave from a silver JK !
Knotty, I don't think it's a requirement thing, more of a brotherhood/sisterhood show of respect. If you see another jeep, anything from an old MJ or CJ up to a JK even the 4 doors, I say wave at him/her. My wave is usually just a lifting of the left fingers from the top of the wheel, but anyone looking sees it. If you get one back, great. If not, it's the other driver's loss, as he just doesn't get it, and as we all know, once you get it, you've got it.
Oh I understand that affinity thing RW. It's just if I can't see the guy pickin' his nose it's unlikely he'll see my wave eh? The wife can't figure me out when I say there's a Jeep comin' the other way at night. "How do you know?" "Look at the headlights dear!"
I have to admit I've missed a few, not many. It's something we do on the boat all the time too! When we're out in the IROC we wave at other third gen Camaro's & Firebirds. We usually get one back but not always.
I waved at a cop last summer when I was out rippin' around in the IROC. He swung around and pulled me over and said "Thanks and have a nice day!" "You too Officer!" We had a pleasant 10 minute conversation about the ole' IROC and parted ways. As much as we generally dislike our encounters (usually when we're misbehavin') with them I do appreciate what it is they do.
Yours Aye! Rick
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Every Jeep owner in my town waves at each other. My wife thought it was the strangest thing that other Jeep owner would wave or just come up and say "hi" in a parking lot.
We sure are a friendly bunch.
Just something ive noticed around my state, is that most wrangler drivers will return the jeep "wave" espically other TJ owners but i have never had a JK return a wave to me, and ive waved to alot, it seems people (not all u guys obviously) have brought the JK with the same reason people buy Hummers, not to take off road or be a Jeeper, but just for bling factor, just something ive noticed...
I have to say i own a jk & i noticed a lot off jk yj cj never wave i wave to every jeep wrangler i see but you are right it seem to be that jeep owners just don't wave any more.
im a new jeep owner but have wanted one for the longest time. the friendly wave is one of the reasons i love driving my jk around.
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im in colorado and not only do the jk's not wave they cant drive for shit! and there rude! tj, xj, yj all really nice stock or not wave!
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New to Jeeping here, but I've been waving. After riding motorcycles and driving a MINI Cooper, I'm used to waving, but it's a rare thing to have a wave returned. I just wave automatically and don't care if people wave back. If they do, great. If they don't, their loss, right?
I waved at a lady in a parking lot on the weekend driving a new Jeep. She turned around and drove up to me and asked if I knew her. I said no and she asked then why did you wave. Told her most Jeep owners wave at each other. That explains it she said. I'm always getting other Jeep drivers waving at me and I didn't know why, lol. Now that she knows she is going to wave at everybody.