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Old 07-14-2019, 05:21 PM   #226
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Got a wave from a red STI. Waved back.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:42 PM   #227
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I've waved multiple times in the past few weeks and not a single reply.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:55 PM   #228
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I always get the subaru wave from other wrx and sti owners. Every other Subaru no way they'd wave.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:14 AM   #229
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Lol! I agree with everything you said in your post. I'm a "driving" enthusiast and that's how I ended up in an STi. I'm also a Subaru enthusiast, having owned 6 of them, I current own 2 (18 OB and 19 STi) I'm not really into the whole "Car Scene". I keep my cars stock (except for my Jeep) and I don't like attention.
Good points ↑↑↑ , particularly with respect to breaking out "driving enthusiasts" as being a category somewhat separate from "car enthusiasts" taken more generally.


I'm not much for doing attention-getting modifications to my cars either, don't think I've ever in my life done a mod strictly for appearance reasons. But that doesn't mean I leave them 100% OE either. I have modified some cars fairly extensively, and they've all retained a low-key external appearance. Even the car that now doubles as an occasional road course toy only looks a little different from stock.

Perhaps that's part of the reason - I can see it being an easy assumption that cars that look low-key are not being driven by "enthusiasts", and just another car in traffic. That said, a couple of days ago some guy in the next lane at a traffic light (driving what I think was a 1990's Honda minivan) was very much aware of what a WRX was and was waving enthusiastically. Wasn't expecting that at all, though after getting past the surprise of it all I did return the wave.


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Old 07-15-2019, 11:20 PM   #230
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. That said, a couple of days ago some guy in the next lane at a traffic light (driving what I think was a 1990's Honda minivan) was very much aware of what a WRX was and was waving enthusiastically. Wasn't expecting that at all, though after getting past the surprise of it all I did return the wave.
It's so funny you wrote this, on my way home today I was waiting for a mini-van to pass so I could make a left turn onto the road, well the mini-van started to slow and I was thinking to my-self "WTF" speed up so I can make my turn! Well....the van drives by and an older guy is driving and is intently looking at my car with a huge smile on his face. I drive a wingless CWP sti, nothings that stands out. So I guess these guys in minivans really appreciate WRXs.
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:44 AM   #231
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I find less waves this year than last year. Usually it's the too-cool-for-school crowd that doesn't wave to anybody unless their car is dragging body like a mortician and farting out the back like a hippo. I'm just not willing to make my car sound like this for an extra wave or two.

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Old 07-17-2019, 09:53 PM   #232
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Here in the suburbs of Philadelphia I would say at least 2/3 of WRX and STi wave regardless of which generation. Maybe being in a fairly rural area with decent visibility of what's on the road has something to do with it
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:13 AM   #233
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Subi wave is still alive and well here in So Cal....even people driving BRZ' wave
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Old 07-18-2019, 11:18 AM   #234
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I wave in my WRX to other WRX and STi drivers and mostly get waves back. I will wave to other Subarus if they are noticeably modified like Forester XTs.

When I drive my wife's Forester I don't bother waving as I mostly get blank stares.

So I would no longer call it the Subaru wave and just call it the WRX wave.
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:14 PM   #235
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Anyone ever wave at someone, then realize you are not in or even near your car? Probably confuses people.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:41 PM   #236
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Default Not getting the subie wave

Up here in oregon, willemette valley area, it seems like most of the subie drivers wave. id say a good 80+%. its the 15+'s that don't wave around here hahaha. not sure if its just not being passed onto them or what around here but i get stiffed a lot hahah.
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:24 PM   #237
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I've found it's more of a two finger lift from the hand on the wheel rather than full wave? Finger lifting is cooler?

Except when I was cruising a beautiful gravel road deep in Algonquin park with a big ass canoe on the roof, and low and behold, identical Suby coming the otherway also with a canoe - full wave by both of us with that passing!
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:39 PM   #238
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Yeah, been out of the scene for 10 years. Back in it, and it's dead now. No regional meetups, looks like it's the blame of facebook.

I only ever get acknowledgement from other modded classic Impreza, so that's who I acknowledge, be it 2 finger salute, nod, wave, or rev.

It's pretty heartbreaking.
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:54 AM   #239
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I tend to wave (or throw up the horns, etc) to other WRXs I see in traffic. Here in Chicago, it is say 50/50 for any initiation or reciprocation. I have had one or two people actually verbally say the net effect of "I dig your Subaru" here and there, meanwhile, in parking lots or at stop lights. Which of course I reply in kind to.

While in Gatlinburg recently, I was surprised by how proactive and constant the Subaru driver wave/acknowledgement was over the week I was there. Then again, its a tourist town, and I was there in high season, so I'm guessing those who drove their Subarus out there were, like me, pretty stoked about the drive and/or just generally friendly on account of being on vacation. There was a fair number of WRXs in particular, which was cool. I actually found myself in a brief, Subaru/WRX-enthusiastic conversation with another WRX owner at a gas station, as both our cars fueled up. Fun stuff.

On the other hand, I've also observed a handful of VW and Honda drivers gesture in less friendly manners.
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:08 PM   #240
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Still lots of waves in Western Canada. My wife drives a 2016 WRX and gets a kick out of getting waves from 16 y/o Subie drivers (we're in our 50's).
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:07 PM   #241
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Wave/Peace sign is very much alive in Toronto (GTA) area.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:29 PM   #242
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Don't let the subie wave die!
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:29 PM   #243
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Don't let the subie wave die!
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:39 PM   #244
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Up here in oregon, willemette valley area, it seems like most of the subie drivers wave. id say a good 80+%. its the 15+'s that don't wave around here hahaha. not sure if its just not being passed onto them or what around here but i get stiffed a lot hahah.
It's the same up here in Washington, the subie wave is alive and well spreading to all models and generations. However, owners of newer wrx's and sti's seem to wave a lot less than GD and GC owners for instance, even if they have modified their cars and appear to be an enthusiast.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:03 AM   #245
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It's the same up here in Washington, the subie wave is alive and well spreading to all models and generations.
Where? I live on the eastside and frequently travel 5, 405, 2, and 9, and 90, as well as a ton of backroads. I tend to stay away from Seattle proper.

Theres been a handful of comments and onlookers at gas stations, more love from strangers in the last 6 months than other subies. I think I got a two finger salute 2 times and maybe a wave in 6 months.

It was painful in issaquah when I commented on a near stock new wrx (uh I can tell the difference) at a gas station in Issaquah, said hey nice car I bet it's fun. He snapped back yeah it's an STi and way faster than your Nissan....

Seriously... how can you be so disconnected from history to mistake a p1 replica as a Nissan....

Ugh lol.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:10 AM   #246
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Every STI I see does the wave.
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:33 AM   #247
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Got one from the driver of a silver WRX on the way home from work!
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:47 PM   #248
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I'm in a blue 06 STI in Bellevue, WA area.

I seem to have a high chance of getting a wave back if the other car was GD STI/WRX or VA STI, but not VA WRX. Almost none from 08-14 WRX or STI.

Blue is also the color that I would get most of waves from, but that might just be due to the color of my car.
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Old 08-08-2019, 02:21 PM   #249
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I saw another 2015+ WRX on the way into Chicago this morning. The darker blue color. Wave exchanged!
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:46 PM   #250
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I literally cant drive anywhere around the Seattle area without getting waves. Heck i get waves from people that dont drive Subarus, they just like the car in general
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