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Old 07-09-2019, 12:45 AM   #201
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I've noticed lately that here in Tucson, I'm getting less and less WRX waves, STi's are still good for a wave. Maybe more non-enthusiasts are finding themselves in WRX's??
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:40 PM   #202
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Damn... I thought it was just "tough" old bikers on Harley's that complained on the forums about people not waving. Now I find it here too? FFS! Who cares if people wave or not. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't depends on how much traffic I got around me. I spend a lot of time keeping an eye on the dip-**** who is texting and drifting out of their lane. Whether or not you get a wave from another Subi owner is about as 1st world as problems can get.
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:12 PM   #203
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i waved at subaru once....never waved back. i was like wtf broooo?


it was parked at the store with nobody in it...makes sense I guess.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:48 PM   #204
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I give a peace sign whenever I cross paths with a VA.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:56 PM   #205
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Damn... I thought it was just "tough" old bikers on Harley's that complained on the forums about people not waving. Now I find it here too? FFS! Who cares if people wave or not. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't depends on how much traffic I got around me. I spend a lot of time keeping an eye on the dip-**** who is texting and drifting out of their lane. Whether or not you get a wave from another Subi owner is about as 1st world as problems can get.
You don't get it.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:15 AM   #206
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I didn't buy a Subi so I could wave at other Subi's.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:28 AM   #207
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I didn't buy a Subi so I could wave at other Subi's.
I did!
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:41 AM   #208
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I wave at other WRXs and STIs. STIs always wave back. 2015+ WRXs don't always.... older ones do though.

The wave is fun. I don't get butthurt if someone doesn't wave back.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:36 AM   #209
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I wave at other Bugeyes, 2015 + not so much because they rarely wave back. Not waving much anymore, Bugeyes are like bigfoot anymore in SC.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:43 AM   #210
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Many years ago I rode a motorcycle. And whenever I would pass another motorcycle I would wave and they would almost always wave back. Didn't matter what kind of bike.

Then I got a 280ZX. When I passed another Z I would wave. Nobody waved back. I decided that it was a motorcycle thing. So I stopped waving.

I think in a car it is too hard to see the other guy wave. So nobody bothers.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:25 PM   #211
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Somewhere back in here, I likely replied.
"Way back when" (original owner of a 98 and a 99), you pretty much always got a wave.
Enter a couple of years AFTER the WRX in the USA, yeah....not so much.
Since then, my 98 Legacy GT wagon gets "0" love.....
Whatever.....I sleep OK at night.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:02 PM   #212
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Wait what..... People wave? I have been giving them the middle finger this whole time, lol.....
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:31 PM   #213
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Damn... I thought it was just "tough" old bikers on Harley's that complained on the forums about people not waving. Now I find it here too? FFS! Who cares if people wave or not. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't depends on how much traffic I got around me. I spend a lot of time keeping an eye on the dip-**** who is texting and drifting out of their lane. Whether or not you get a wave from another Subi owner is about as 1st world as problems can get.

easy bud. it's all fun
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:32 PM   #214
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Wait what..... People wave? I have been giving them the middle finger this whole time, lol.....
haha. I might try that next time. I got a cool nod the other day, and I was only in a 2.5i na impreza.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:48 PM   #215
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You gotta try it to appreciate the wave... is it just like Hey bro at a party....
Back in 98-99...I 100% get waves back.......

After Turbo WRX kicks in....... still fun.......

I guess there are just too many VA WRX that not just enthusiast drive....that explains why mostly you get wave back from STIs.
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:45 AM   #216
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99% of wrx/sti's I see have pitch black tint so I don't even bother waving.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:06 PM   #217
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I still wave at other WRXs, STis, and 2.5RSs. I get one back about 75% of the time. The percentage drops to 0 when I forget I am driving the Sienna and wave.
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:03 AM   #218
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Damn... I thought it was just "tough" old bikers on Harley's that complained on the forums about people not waving. Now I find it here too? FFS! Who cares if people wave or not. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't depends on how much traffic I got around me. I spend a lot of time keeping an eye on the dip-**** who is texting and drifting out of their lane. Whether or not you get a wave from another Subi owner is about as 1st world as problems can get.
Heh . . . it's not just here. I see the same discussions on Mustang and Camaro forums too. And even I'm not old enough to remember it being all that common for drivers of MGBs and similar little sports roadsters to wave to each other.

I do remember there being an unspoken hierarchy among bikers where riders on British or European bikes didn't initiate waves to riders on Japanese bikes and Harley riders didn't initiate waves to anybody who wasn't riding another Harley.


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Old 07-13-2019, 01:42 PM   #219
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Nobody likes LGT wagons apparently, so I just get blank stares from all the WRX bros. Then again, sleeper is the idea so maybe that means it's working. Still happens in the WRX, though.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:24 PM   #220
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Well... i have never made much out of it, but it is still pretty reasonably prevalent. I've grown to appreciate it as a nice gesture; people simply being nice.

My wife noticed it when she drove my car...

Also you get far more waves on an STI vs a WRX. I try to wave to the hood-scooped old schools and JDMs as well as the STIs. Old schools typically initiate the wave and if anybody does wave (even on any other car or pedestrian) i try to acknowledge and wave back.

But I also wave or peace sign cool Focus RSs, Type Rs and super cars if they look good and I'm in a good mood.

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Old 07-13-2019, 10:17 PM   #221
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Passed 3 WRX's today, no wave, however I had a guy in a Focus ST wave a me today??? In my Jeep I'd get about 80% of Jeepers waving, however just about everything third vehicle on the road is a Jeep Wrangler here, so it get's tiring. I think we are getting more mainstream "non-enthusiasts" folks driving WRX's these days, so the tradition is dying. I wonder how many "non-enthusiasts" drive STi's?
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:57 AM   #222
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Perhaps as a car becomes more "mainstream", the sense of belonging to a small and fairly selective "club" fades - and doesn't happen as often among later buyers. Either way, the pool of people who still wave tends to get "diluted" and waves less frequent.

I can see this accounting for some of the difference between STi and WRX participation that's been noted several times in this thread.


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Old 07-14-2019, 02:41 PM   #223
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I wonder how many "non-enthusiasts" drive STi's?
Probably the ones with a "For Sale" sign.
It is pretty difficult to keep and enjoy an STI if you don't enjoy driving. The STI is a very "busy" car to drive. Between the transmission feel, the gearing, the hydraulic steering and the engine mapping/turbo lag, it is a car you have to be DRIVING when you're driving it.

That said, you can absolutely be an enthusiast in any other Subaru (or any other car)... and you don't have to be a 'car show guy' type of enthusiast for driving an STI or have an STI at home, but be driving an Outback or whatever. Specially here in Canada, many WRX and STIs are driven by people who are not necessarily putting red mudflaps and rushing to the next Cobb dealer for an Accessport... If I had to put a number, out of the WRX/STI I see, about 30% are "enthusiast"-style modded... the majority are kept pretty conservatively.

Ok what I'm trying to say is... you don't have to be an "enthusiast" to wave; but you kinda have to be one to enjoy an STI. And "the wave" is a nice gesture.

So if you're out there... keep the wave. Nobody loses from it; and you might just put a small smile in someone's boring daily commute. On my work parkade, there's a M3 comp package, 2x Type Rs, a Porsche Cayman GTS and a modded GTI... we all wave or nod to each other when cross paths. It's cool. I like their cars. I like mine too...
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:38 PM   #224
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I find my self waving less but till will if I see someone in a Subaru looking my way. If it's some kid in a stanced car with an embarrassingly loud exhaust I will look the other way though.
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Old 07-14-2019, 04:45 PM   #225
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Probably the ones with a "For Sale" sign.
It is pretty difficult to keep and enjoy an STI if you don't enjoy driving.
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. I don't think there anything wrong with modding and actually like seeing how people mod their cars, I'm just not into it for myself. I do love cars though and that's how I escape from reality, I spend way too much time on forums, reddit, and youtube. So I think it's cool when I encounter another enthusiast on the road and the wave happens!
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