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Unread 07-30-2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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The Jeep Wave

When I was a Wrangler owner 10 or so years ago, I would pretty regularly get a wave from other Wrangler owners. I had always thought it was "a Jeep thing" as many of my non-Jeep friends had noticed we seemed to be the only brand to do this.

I am now a 2011 Liberty owner after not having a Jeep for the past decade, and when I wave to other Jeep owners, I usually get a funny stare. Even the Wrangler owners seem to ignore me.

Is this now "old school" or is this really just a Wrangler thing?

Thoughts, comments?

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Unread 07-31-2011, 05:53 AM   #2
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Too many of the Wrangler,CJ owners don't look at any model Jeep as being a real Jeep unless it is a major aftermarket/rough and ready trail rig. I many eyes you are now just another owner of the mini crossover market SUV get out of my way already vehicle.
Kind of a shame ain't it.
Maybe we need a windshild sticker that reads "So is it a Jeep Prejudice Thing or What"
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Unread 07-31-2011, 07:49 AM   #3
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lol..

I consider myself a Jeep Enthusiast, my only thing is I don't do Wranglers. Not a hater or anything. I just prefer the less beaten path. Truth be told - I will ALWAYS return a Jeep wave regardless who sends it.. be it a wrangler, grand cherokee or whatever. But, I tend to ignore most stock Jeeps (including wranglers). I only initiate a wave when I see a Jeep has had some work put into it.
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Unread 07-31-2011, 11:49 AM   #4
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Of course it could be that the human body only has two hands, and any more too many people are using them to text, talk, type, primp, prim, eat, do makeup, style hair, hand gestures, finger signal, pick their nose and a few I am sure I have forgotten. They simply put don't have an extra hand to wave least of all drive...
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Unread 08-01-2011, 04:31 PM   #5
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Too many of the Wrangler,CJ owners don't look at any model Jeep as being a real Jeep unless it is a major aftermarket/rough and ready trail rig. I many eyes you are now just another owner of the mini crossover market SUV get out of my way already vehicle.
Kind of a shame ain't it.
Maybe we need a windshild sticker that reads "So is it a Jeep Prejudice Thing or What"
I don't know. From what XJ Carolina wrote, it makes sense some of the more hard core Wrangler owners won't initiate a wave, but my Wrangler back-in-the-day was stock and still got the wave. I'd also think that they would wave back.

I think maybe because of the different type of owners now with Jeeps, mostly older people and business folks, "the wave" doesn't make sense. I don't think there's that sense of community for the brand the same way it was 15 years ago. Back then there was the Wrangler and the Cherokee and the Wrangler was a two-door only.

Well, I'm gonna keep waving. Maybe I'll look like an idiot, but just maybe I'll get it going again in my small part of Harford Co. Maryland.
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Unread 08-02-2011, 10:43 AM   #6
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When I was a Wrangler owner 10 or so years ago, I would pretty regularly get a wave from other Wrangler owners. I had always thought it was "a Jeep thing" as many of my non-Jeep friends had noticed we seemed to be the only brand to do this.

I am now a 2011 Liberty owner after not having a Jeep for the past decade, and when I wave to other Jeep owners, I usually get a funny stare. Even the Wrangler owners seem to ignore me.

Is this now "old school" or is this really just a Wrangler thing?

Thoughts, comments?
It's just a CJ/YJ/TJ/JK - to - CJ/YJ/TJ/JK thing, at least where I live. Anytime I drive mine I get and give waves from/to that group. In the wife's Liberty, nothing to and from anyone.
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Unread 08-02-2011, 08:49 PM   #7
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As I been reading this post, perhaps if we all just start doing it, others will follow lol!
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Unread 08-02-2011, 09:13 PM   #8
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When I had my JK it was..

Stock, top up, doors on = No wave
Mild lift, top down, doorless = Waves

Everybody on the JK forums said the same thing. It took a while for the CJ/YJ/TJ crowd to wave to the JKs but I think they came around. Not sure if will happen for the KKs though.
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