I've only had mine for a couple of months and have come to accept that not as many Jeepers wave at a late model stock Jeep even if it is a screaming loud orange. My best wave so far actually came from a class a coach/rv. I had just pulled onto the main drag of a small town where the speed limit was 30 mph. I noticed as I approached the coach meeting me that he was waving and smiling rather enthusiastically and I waved back, partly because I've driven a pickup in Texas for years and trucks always wave at each other. After he passed, I looked in the mirror and saw that he had a bright Gecko green JK as his toad vehicle. I've only gotten a couple of other Jeeps to wave back, but I keep trying.
It seems to me, that more mods equals more waves.... I think first thing I notice about another jeep is the tires and if it's lifted. 95% of the time if it is lifted or has aftermarket wheels and tires, they wave back, no matter what year....... Or they wave first.
I'll die before i wave to a liberty, patriot or basically any other pavement pounder. I only return waves to lifted 4x4 jeeps set up to wheel. But thats just me.
I'd wave back, but nobody has ever waved to me. For that matter, I run across a ton of Jeeps of all models during my commute (mostly newer ones though)... I'd probably have a tired arm before I got very far.
when i bought my first tj almost 10 years ago i was living in AZ and when i hit my first trail i was hooked. now i am on my second jeep and the love affair is still as strong as it was on that first day on the trail.
I'll die before i wave to a liberty, patriot or basically any other pavement pounder. I only return waves to lifted 4x4 jeeps set up to wheel. But thats just me. And i don't get offended when people don't wave at my xj I'm not one to initiate a wave any way. Just like when i ride my motorcycle i only return wave.
Funny there ..... i got more mud and sticks hangin off my basiclly stock TJ than the last 10 lifted wranglers I've seen put together.
So I aint real sure who the pavement pounders REALLY are ................
I wave ... but to wranglers .......... of any kind
............... on the motorcycle I'll wave to alll 2 wheelers ............. even gramps on a scooter ................. but I wont wave to a crotch rocket ....... and they dont seem to mind anyhow
Due to the stuck-up nature of many Jeep drivers, I don't get the wave (from those who generally wave) since I frequently drive my Liberty. So I no longer look for the wave and when I do drive my brother's TJ, I ignore those same wavers who've ignored me.
To OP: Don't let it bother you, I'm sure many of the drivers just don't know about the wave.
2005 Jeep Liberty
2006 Jeep Wrangler X (SnowWhite's)
i wave to any lifted or modded jeep, the only thing i ever gotten back was a finger...
Do the world a favor, hurt a honda...
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