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post #1 of 55 Old 02-12-2011, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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What's With JK Owners?

I have owned a CJ, YJ and TJ models since 1981. Us old guys enjoy the JEEP wave or nod when we pass other Jeep owners. However, I just bought my wife a JK Sahara. The other day I drove the JK and was shocked at all the "JK unfriendlinessí" that is out there.

Has the Jeep world been taken over by soccer moms with too much Starbucks in their veins? Do these owners not understand what it means to drive an iconic brand? Or . . . do I have too many A$$zolz living near me?

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post #2 of 55 Old 02-12-2011, 08:07 AM
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I do not wish to put all JK owners inside a stereotypical box, so that is not what this is intended to convey. But, in my experiences, considering the direction that Jeep has been moving in the market that they are trying to reach, the "iconic" brand seems to be diminishing. It seems that many JK owners are purchasing the new model jeep as merely another suv, rather than as vehicle known for its offroad capabilities and the camaraderie experienced in its ownership. Considering this new demographic that find themselves behind the wheel of a Jeep, they simply do not understand the history behind the Jeep emblem. Note again that this is not a blanket statement for all JK owners, but merely a hypothesis as to the reasoning behind this 'waveless' movement.

Also, the closer to the city you are, the less the jeep-wave is reciprocated.
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post #3 of 55 Old 02-12-2011, 08:08 AM
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I agree totally, i've owned a cj and now a tj and i feel that the new owners are just seeing the jk as another suv. I wonder how many will ever take the top and doors off or go off road. So i guess i'll still drive my tj and still wave to who will wave back....
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It is just like when im out riding my harley. I wave and if you wave or nod cool. If not, i keep waving, just with less fingers.

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post #5 of 55 Old 02-12-2011, 09:10 AM
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I'm an old Jeep guy who thinks the Jeep wave is silly. Why wave at someone you don't know, just cause they own the same brand of vehicle?
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Whats with threads about JK owners?

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post #7 of 55 Old 02-12-2011, 09:20 AM
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Whats with threads about JK owners?
Ha I was thinking the same thing... but they dont wave for real.
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post #8 of 55 Old 02-12-2011, 09:26 AM
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post #9 of 55 Old 02-12-2011, 12:56 PM
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i think it depends on the area cuz i lived in virginia beach and everyone waved, and now i live in the DC area and its like people are too stuck up to wave.
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post #10 of 55 Old 02-12-2011, 01:00 PM
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They dont wave up in the northeast either. I think its cuz jeep is marketing to soccer moms and secret hipsters now. lol
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Ha I was thinking the same thing... but they dont wave for real.
Well...there is another thread like this every other day. Heres how I handle this, I wave to any other lifted jeep. If they don't wave back I don't bother the wave to them anymore. If a stock jeep waves at me, I wave back and wave anytime I recognize them again. Its not that hard, if the driver is some middle aged women don't bother to wave. Unless shes good looking of course, then wave.

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No one waves at me.. but I drive the soccer mom Jeep so I get no love.

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post #13 of 55 Old 02-12-2011, 01:43 PM
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My wife once said that when the top and doors are on, very few people wave. But when she is topless EVERYONE waves, even non-Jeep drivers.

Go figure...

BTW: It is legal in New York State for women to go topless. Unfortunately, nobody takes em up on it.

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^LOL^ headin' for NY!!
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post #15 of 55 Old 02-13-2011, 02:06 PM
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That plus everyone is azzholes. Well where I live (Maryland) the lifted brand new wrangler mallcrawler thing has exploded. My junior year I was the only kid with a modified jeep (xj) and now my senior year theres about 6-7 more lifted vehicles and I've asked all of them to go wheelin and so far only 2 want to go, one being an explorer and the other a tj. The rest are jks, none of them did any of the modifications and their either an azzhole, a ***** or both. I actually got made fun of by one kid and his friends cause I asked him if he wanted to go after school and they acted like I was a redneck. Makes sense cause hes also driving a lifted vehicle, right? It's just mind boggling really. So the other day I found out theres a jeep dealership in the area which actually sells jks already lifted and modified brand new to these rich azzholes around town. So I've found the bee hive thats been producing these bastards which has been enabling anyone who dosn't want to touch a part or wrench to have a jeep on bigger lift and tires than me or the majority of people who wheel. So to vent my anger anyone who gives me anymore crap at school will be getting a nice leaky valve stem or disconnected front driveshaft in the school parkin lot.
Also who would buy one of these for their kids first car?
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