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post #1 of 45 Old 07-19-2009, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep Wave Trumped.....

While in the outer Banks, NC last week I found it difficult to get a return wave from fellow jeepers (CJ and YJs excluded). I was really frustrated after explaining the "Jeep Wave" to my 13 year old nephew and then getting no return waves from the newer jeeps that seem to populate the pavement in beach communities. After getting several sideways glances from my nephew on botched wave attempts, we approached two girls (of around his age) walking along the side of the road. As I was turning the corner, one of them said "I really like your Jeep!" I did what every good uncle would do and turned to my nephew and said "All chicks dig a CJ."
My brother-in-law informed me (with a discouraged tone) that my nephew wants a Jeep as his first vehicle..... Was it the CJ or was it the girl?
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post #2 of 45 Old 07-19-2009, 02:27 PM
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I have learned that generally the older the jeep the more likely the person driving it will give the wave. New jeeps get sold to people who are sometimes not jeep people.
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post #3 of 45 Old 07-19-2009, 02:41 PM
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Should be mandatory for Jeep sales d00ds to teach their customers. YJs I get plenty of wave, TJs too. JKs, not so much, but lots of old ladies driving them around here.


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It's pretty much a guarantee I'll get a wave from any CJ or YJ in this area. TJs it's maybe a 50/50 shot.. JKs are too busy playing with all their electronic equipment and heated seats to realize wtf is going on in the world around them. ;p

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I just give the New Castle wave now since I have also been snubbed.

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I know what you mean. I just moved down to FL and bought a CJ...nobody waves around here and there are so many jeeps. I also use to have a TJ and when we bought it the dealer educated us on the Jeep Wave. So not all dealers are idiots. One thing is for sure, I will continue to wave in glory to all I see!

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here is my wave...

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I just got my 2nd response wave from a Tj today. There were only two responses out of the thousands of TJ's i see. JK's i don't even really care if i get a wave back, cause who buys a jeep where the window does not fold down?

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Ya the jeep wave is more of an "early model jeep" or "wheeling rig" wave these days ...

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While in the outer Banks, NC last week I found it difficult to get a return wave from fellow jeepers (CJ and YJs excluded). I was really frustrated after explaining the "Jeep Wave" to my 13 year old nephew and then getting no return waves from the newer jeeps that seem to populate the pavement in beach communities. After getting several sideways glances from my nephew on botched wave attempts, we approached two girls (of around his age) walking along the side of the road. As I was turning the corner, one of them said "I really like your Jeep!" I did what every good uncle would do and turned to my nephew and said "All chicks dig a CJ."
My brother-in-law informed me (with a discouraged tone) that my nephew wants a Jeep as his first vehicle..... Was it the CJ or was it the girl?
Who cares!
learning that girls love jeeps @ 13. Oh, to be young again.
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Where were you in the outer banks? I've been in Atlantic Beach all summer and get waves from a lot of different Jeeps.
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Where were you in the outer banks? I've been in Atlantic Beach all summer and get waves from a lot of different Jeeps.
We were up in Corolla. Locals in older rigs wave without hesitation. The lack of reciprocation stemmed from the new shiny out of town cars, I mean jeeps, and a small coalition of rentals from a place that appears to have omitted the 'wave clause' from their contract.

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learning that girls love jeeps @ 13. Oh, to be young again.
I learned the value of a Jeep to women of all ages when I was a kid. My mom drove one as a daily driver. (Not to get Freudian or anything)

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I don't bother so much anymore, with the tinted windows in the new Jeep. It is hard to see them lift their pinkie even if they do that.
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post #14 of 45 Old 07-19-2009, 07:59 PM
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I experience the same ... passing another CJ or a YJ is a garanteed wave, TJ about 50/50.
The rest it basically comes down to tires .... if they've got wheeling tires you'll get a wave otherwise they might as well be in a Volvo.
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post #15 of 45 Old 07-19-2009, 08:39 PM
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I know what you mean. I just moved down to FL and bought a CJ...nobody waves around here and there are so many jeeps. I also use to have a TJ and when we bought it the dealer educated us on the Jeep Wave. So not all dealers are idiots. One thing is for sure, I will continue to wave in glory to all I see!
Yeah... noticed that too. I moved from Virginia (where everyone waved) last July to Florida where nobody waves.

I asked one that stopped in Autozone if his YJ was his Jeep or his car. He didn't understand so I explained. To many of the TJ and JK owners... it's a car.

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