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    The WRX wave?

    I got my 09 WRX about 6 months ago. At the time I hadn't seen any others on the road.
    I'm a courier so I serve my 8 hours a day in traffic, and I watch traffic like a pedophile at DisneyLand. Predatory on anything that might entertain me, or serve as my rabbit. In other words, I am exceptionally observant. But I never noticed the WRX's waving at each other.
    I didn't get a new WRX to deliver things in. It's an indulgence reserved for twisty back roads, and I prefer to enjoy my car and all its grippy goodness all by myself in the pre-dawn hours. In a time and place that nobody cares to be in, but me.

    Exploring, building a new route, is best done when the sun is up. Mentally cataloging for future reference. I've noticed that while I was doing this I would run across other WRX's and everytime I saw them they would wave at me. But no other driver did.
    I've experienced that on narrow roads. People will slow and scoot over, and wave as they pass each other. But these weren't narrow places. Obscure, but not narrow. (Treasures for people like me).
    I became under the impression that WRX people just wave at each other, and maybe I just never noticed. So when I got back to civilization I tried it. He looked back at me confused. I tried it a few more times and got the same result, plus a woman passenger that slapped the male driver I waved at. That was kinda funny!

    So what's the deal? Is it a WRX thing? Is it an "I know what you're doing out here" thing? Is it just regional?

    What's up with that wave?

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    iv never had another subaru owner wave let alone a wrx owner... maybe im just ugly
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    i wave ALWAYS when i see a wrx or sti. i'll occasionally wave to a forester or legacy if they're modded.

    most people here will wave back unless they dont see me or arent paying attention

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    We wave here in SLC. I wave to every WRX I see, though there are a lot of people out there that don't wave back. Oh well.
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    I always wave to WRX's or STi's downside is my STi is not a daily driver so when Im in a hybrid accord or the Z06 I probably get laughed at like an asshat. But oh well. I wave to show respect.


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    I wave......sometimes. I don't know why I do sometimes and not others.

    But it seems like, here, I always have to do the waving. Sometimes they wave back, sometimes they don't, but I never get waved at.

    Last time I was up in Portland I got mad waves, son.

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    its like the field of dreams... If you wave.... They will wave... Atleast someday they will start waiving too


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    I have two waves... the 2 fingered one for 02-07's, and the one fingered one for 08+'s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    I have two waves... the 2 fingered one for 02-07's, and the one fingered one for 08+'s
    We used to say that about you vag-eye owners... I still do actually


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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    We used to say that about you vag-eye owners... I still do actually
    didn't you buy one and then that deal fell through? just sayin...
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    I wouldnt say it fell thru, that makes it sound like it was my bad.. I just didnt buy it because it was lemon lawed.


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    first wrx i passed when i first got mine waved at me and i thought for a second maybe i knew the person, then it happened again and again before i realized that i as well was driving a wrx and this was the reason they were waving. Usually the only people that tend to wave are people who tend to mod their subarus atleast thats what i have found out to be true

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    I always wave at wrx's I pass. Usually it's the old peace sign but it's more of a salute to good taste in that persons auto choice

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    I gave/got waves in CO, FL, TX, and Phoenix when I lived there. No love in AK, MS, or Japan. Guess because I'm a Gaijin.
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    Hm...I always get waves in Jersey or a thumbs up. I feel like an ass when I don't notice it sometimes though. I owe a couple WRX's a wave or two - hah.
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