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Old 10-26-2017, 05:02 PM   #51
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I just got my WRX about two months ago and haven't had a single person wave-back to me yet.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:42 PM   #52
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I had a Ford Focus st driver wave to me this morning. We were both WOT and he waved as I passed him by!
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:51 PM   #53
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I hadn't really noticed and almost forgot about the wave. I had 2004 WRB Wagon and the waving culture was nonstop. I hadn't driven the WRX in a few years and just picked up my Launch Edition a few weeks ago. Not a single wave with this one...
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:10 PM   #54
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I get waves occasionally. It seems that new models 15+ became so bland people may not even realize it isn't a camry until after they pass me. Especially since I have the Lapis Blue it seems to blend in to the crowd easier.
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:50 PM   #55
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too many Subi s to wave with too many people who could care less what they are driving,,, now if you pass a real car guy in one I m sure he ll wave.
Just like Porsche, I have a Panamera and no porsches wave. Had a 911 and they all waved. I m over 50 and will wave if I get one or see another WRX... When drivivng the wife s Outback I don t wave or even look, LOL. (so that s me not waving to you.)
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:49 PM   #56
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Here in CT theres still a lot of people who wave but there are a bunch of people in their 20's who don't acknowledge or wave back even around campus. I drive a 14 wrx hatch. Almost seems like i got more waves driving my 04...
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:23 PM   #57
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I wave to all WRX/STIís.

Hell, I might have even waved to you as I drive out to Luskville Dragway!
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:47 PM   #58
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This.

It had labored breathing after the GD series ended and has been dying ever since.

I still get waves once in a while, but not so much anymore. The few times I have seen someone at a gas station with a newer gen, it either goes "Hey, nice car" "Thanks....." and ends there, or its some flat brimmed kit who wants to talk about slamming it. I've had better conversations with dudes with Outbacks running one three cylinders.
Yep.

This pops up alot. Reality is, the guys who have been here awhile as original GD owners, know it was going away with GRs.
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:50 PM   #59
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the Jeep wave was strong. I used to do the subaru wave in my BRZ but I feel like without all wheel drive I wasnt getting the love a WRX driver would get. =P
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:26 PM   #60
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If you think about it, WRX and STI use to be uncommon vehicles to see on the road. Now you cant drive from home to work without at least seeing three. The novelty of owning a WRX and STI has worn off and you have a very high chance of finding owners that have never stepped foot on nasioc or even understand why so many people were drawn to the car when it first landed state side.
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Old 11-01-2017, 03:40 PM   #61
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Now you cant drive from home to work without at least seeing three.
I wish! I've owned my Subaru for about 4 or 5 months now and I could count on one hand the number of WRX's I've seen since. Not like I'm in some third world country either, this is Nashville
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:47 PM   #62
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If you think about it, WRX and STI use to be uncommon vehicles to see on the road. Now you cant drive from home to work without at least seeing three. The novelty of owning a WRX and STI has worn off and you have a very high chance of finding owners that have never stepped foot on nasioc or even understand why so many people were drawn to the car when it first landed state side.
Moms drive WRXs here in Seattle. For some people it's just a car. People have lives to not be bothered or concerned about the cult culture that follows a car brand - which is completely understandable.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:10 PM   #63
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I feel like the wave's been on a down-trend since Toyota / Subaru partnership. That said I get waves more from older models, the newest ones not as much.

I'm much more likely to get a wave from an 07 and older. Subaru's are definitely not as odd and quirky as they once were back in the day, so more normal people are getting them just as cars, like the previous poster mentioned.
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:22 PM   #64
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It's iffy around here.

Back years ago, all WRX owners did it. Now, it does seem many newer WRX and STI owners of the most recent generations don't have a clue. Some do however and I'd guess many of those guys had GDs or GRs.

Either way, I always wave. Hell, at STPR David Higgins flashed his lights at me coming the other way between stages and I was so dumbfounded I barely got a wave out the window.
I always like to give a good wave especially at red lights when you pull up to one another
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:16 PM   #65
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:44 PM   #66
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8 out of 10 WRX/STi drivers wave in my area.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:33 PM   #67
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:08 PM   #68
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I still wave, mostly newer subies dont.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:31 PM   #69
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It might be STI snobbery.

I used to get it in my FR-S which is quite obviously modified (garaged now due to busted HKS supercharger). I am getting it in the new STI as well.

Not as often in the 2 previous WRX's.
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:43 PM   #70
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True about the wrx being a "regular" car up in the PNW.

I usually give people the benefit of the doubt and wave. If they don't know what it's for then at least they'll think" "hey, that nice guy waved at me. cool". Or worst case scenario: "hey, that creepy guy waved at me.."


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Old 11-08-2017, 02:51 PM   #71
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In the DC area, people usually wave, but it's usually me initiating it. It gets hard for people with tint though
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:51 PM   #72
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wave is still alive down here.

WRX / BRZ, and the occasional Crosstrek
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:03 PM   #73
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In my first car, a 69 MGB, pretty much all owners flashed headlights. I think it was sort of bragging....hey, my Lucas electric lights still work.

I've had Subarus (half a dozen or so) since 2000. Probably seen 10 waves in 17 years.

I've had 4 Wranglers. I get 10 waves on my way to work and another 10 on the way home. I work 5.2 miles from home.

In New England, there are at least 2 Impreza based Subarus to every Wrangler out there. I can understand where in Florida, Arizona or Texas, where you go half an hour without seeing another Subaru that you'd wave because the cars are unique. But in snow country, they aren't. I see a couple on my street on the way to work. That's 0.4 miles.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:08 PM   #74
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In my first car, a 69 MGB, pretty much all owners flashed headlights. I think it was sort of bragging....hey, my Lucas electric lights still work.

I've had Subarus (half a dozen or so) since 2000. Probably seen 10 waves in 17 years.

I've had 4 Wranglers. I get 10 waves on my way to work and another 10 on the way home. I work 5.2 miles from home.

In New England, there are at least 2 Impreza based Subarus to every Wrangler out there. I can understand where in Florida, Arizona or Texas, where you go half an hour without seeing another Subaru that you'd wave because the cars are unique. But in snow country, they aren't. I see a couple on my street on the way to work. That's 0.4 miles.
There are four 3rd gen Outback’s on my street in Boston, one the identical color. There are something like 5,000 Subaru’s registered in Boston.

I can’t remember the last time anyone waved at my 09 WRX.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:13 PM   #75
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got a wave by a lapiz blue sti on the NJ turnpike a month ago. He/she rolled their tinted window a little and waved . I was distracted talking to the passenger so i could only honk back after i realized what it was. They had a f1 style light on the back and letter decals on the tires.
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