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The Jeep Wave... a dying tradition

I recall in the mid 90's when I first got my CJ every Jeep owner always gave the friendly Jeep Wave as we passed. It seems now that I'm lucky if 1 out of 5 wave back. I have assumed this is a sign of the Jeep brand slowly changing as it attracts more and more non-traditional Jeep buyers.

Have you guys experienced this change in your areas as well or is it just here in Atlanta? Heck.. I have a hard time getting a wave back even when I'm driving the CJ these days.

Just thought I'd ask.
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I think they wave back when they aren't on the phone or farding.
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what's farding?



I think I get 1:20 ratio on the jeep wave... usually only modified jeeps do it.

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Re: The Jeep Wave... a dying tradition

Yeah this comes up every couple months but I think the wave has become limited to only modified Jeepers or Jeepers that actually care about theirs.

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Yeah this comes up every couple months but I think the wave has become limited to only modified Jeepers or Jeepers that actually care about theirs.
Thats what I think also. I don't wave unless it looks like it goes out on the trails, around here very hard to get a JK wave. I guess they spend more time at the mall.

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I have seen more JKs wave than TJs. I would guess the return of wave ~50%

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what's farding?



I think I get 1:20 ratio on the jeep wave... usually only modified jeeps do it.


fard
? ?/f?rd/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [fahrd] Show IPA Archaic.
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Women do a lot of farding while driving
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Re: The Jeep Wave... a dying tradition

I try to wave at any TJ. YJ, or CJ and any other built Jeep. If I have the top down, the doors off, or the windows down, the arm and hand go out and up. If I have the windows up, I try to wave over the steering wheel but its hard to see because the previous owner had tint put 6 inches down the windshield (still got to fix that). I figure if I wave enough, some of these newbies may figure it out. It doesn't bother me if they don't return the wave, I've done my part to keep it alive. I get about 30% return, but once I get one doing it, they normally keep it up when I see them later. (It also helps identify new jeepers in the area versus new jeep owners.)
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Re: The Jeep Wave... a dying tradition

When a friend of mine first got his CJ5 in the late '80s,
Jeeps were still pretty much an extension of your lifestyle.

Everybody who drove Jeeps waved at us (him).

They weren't as comfortable to DD, so if you saw a CJ/YJ,
you knew he/she was dedicated too.

Now, like was touched on earlier, they are often just a
commuter "car" for many people.

I always wave and it makes me happy when others wave back.

(I forget I'm in my work truck and wave at every Jeep I see... )

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what's farding?



I think I get 1:20 ratio on the jeep wave... usually only modified jeeps do it.


fard
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I thought you meant 'farting' at first... but I'm sure many of the farders are farters too, hence, no wave!

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