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post #1 of 8 Old 04-15-2009, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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In Hawaii, Jeeps rarely wave to each other- mods or stock I noticed that no one waved. I figure maybe 1 in 20 Jeeps waved. Now I understand being preoccupied or spaced out while driving but it seems to me the 'wave' never made it there in the first place- or it's dead.

Fast forward to the first week of April when I go pick up my Rubi from the port, in San Diego- I got a few waves- but not to many all throughout the I-8 corridor.

Presently in Tucson, the wave is 50/50 but I attribute that to the city-ots that don't know about 'the wave'. However, down here in Sierra Vista, the wave is alive and well and it feels great to get a wave 90% of the time- from all kinds of Jeeps.

Basically I'd just like to thank Jeepers in SE Arizona for making me feel even more at home despite my PCS move, it's actually kind of thrilling to see this much down here.

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-16-2009, 06:16 AM
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Don't put a lot of stock in the jeep wave, there's a lot more jeeps on the road now than there use to be. Were not really unique any longer as we once were. Jeeps use to be the red neck out doorsey crowd, they have become more mainstream in recent years. You see girls as well as suits driving them now. Us snuff chewers and deer hunters get lost among the soccer mom's and professionals cruising jeeps. It's the CJ and YJ people that tend to be jeep diehards, you can find anyone driving newer jeeps. The god thing is that it means jeeps has more of a wide range appeal and is likely to get bought if chrysler goes under.

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Don't put a lot of stock in the jeep wave, there's a lot more jeeps on the road now than there use to be. Were not really unique any longer as we once were. Jeeps use to be the red neck out doorsey crowd, they have become more mainstream in recent years. You see girls as well as suits driving them now. Us snuff chewers and deer hunters get lost among the soccer mom's and professionals cruising jeeps. It's the CJ and YJ people that tend to be jeep diehards, you can find anyone driving newer jeeps. The god thing is that it means jeeps has more of a wide range appeal and is likely to get bought if chrysler goes under.
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I try to be. In this case just expressing how much jeep has grown in mainstream popularity. Jeeps aren't just for us hand waveing beer drinking good ole boy's anymore he he!!

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Lived in HI for 2 years. The reason they don't wave is b/c most of them are tourists that are renting a jeep for the first time.

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Lived in HI for 2 years. The reason they don't wave is b/c most of them are tourists that are renting a jeep for the first time.
+1, this is what I was going to say. Felt like such a loser on the road to Hana in my family's rented Windstar with everyone else in TJs a few years back...

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I agree w/ the other guys but I'd like to add to it. Besides the tourism part, Hawaii is a very racist place, personally it never bothered me but that's just the way it is. So, if you're haole, you aren't as likely to get a returned wave from a local. It's just the way it is, I was born and raised on Oahu and visited the other islands many times.
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