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Etiquette of the wave

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14 Mar 2018 09:28 - 14 Mar 2018 09:38 #190392 by Scimike
Scimike created the topic: Etiquette of the wave
When not in my Jimny my other drive is a Series 2 Land Rover. Now unwritten Landy etiquette states that as we pass another Series, 90 or Defender we wave at each other in mutual admiration. It also provides a mental marker of potential near by assistance, as its likely one of us will break down shortly after passing. :laugh:
We dont wave at "posh" Land Rovers or Chelsea tractors, they need to have a "farm fresh" look about them to join the wave club.
So whats the etiquette with the Jimny?
You dont see that many in my neck of the woods, and the one I passed failed to acknowledge the waving idiot in the other Jimny (me):whistle:
Just wondering what you would do. Me - I'll keep being a waving idiot unless I have the Etiquette wrong.
Last Edit: 14 Mar 2018 09:38 by Scimike.

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14 Mar 2018 09:44 #190393 by furo
furo replied the topic: Etiquette of the wave
I wave at pretty much everyone I see driving a Jimny, and usually they are little old ladies who return a very blank look. But I always get a wave back if the other Jimny is also modified.

2004 Jimny Mode; General Grabber AT3s (215/75/R15); Trailmaster 2" Lift; Jimnybits Snorkel; Jimnybits Front and Rear Recovery Points; Osram Nightbreakers; Suntop Roof Rack; AVM Manual Hubs; ORA Radius Arm Guards; Stainless Steel Exhaust System.

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14 Mar 2018 10:58 #190395 by Lambert
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I usually give an index finger off the wheel as recognition of another Jimny. Farmer style!

It's not a Jimny. It's my Jimny

Mooo said Ermintrude (black)
Boing said Zebedee (blue)

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14 Mar 2018 11:29 #190396 by shanefd2
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This comes to mind..

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14 Mar 2018 11:31 #190397 by furo
furo replied the topic: Etiquette of the wave
Yup when I say wave it's usually 2 fingers off the wheel, occasionally a thumbs up lol

2004 Jimny Mode; General Grabber AT3s (215/75/R15); Trailmaster 2" Lift; Jimnybits Snorkel; Jimnybits Front and Rear Recovery Points; Osram Nightbreakers; Suntop Roof Rack; AVM Manual Hubs; ORA Radius Arm Guards; Stainless Steel Exhaust System.

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14 Mar 2018 11:39 #190399 by Mraz
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I just nod my head... death wobble means both hands on steering wheel :D

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14 Mar 2018 11:57 #190400 by yakuza
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I give a proper wave as I always did driving my SJ413 when meeting other SJ413. The other SJ's all waved back.
Even the old ladies smiled and waved back.
Jimnys get the greeting as well, but I still haven't gotten a reply other than the blank look. (Except for my ex-neighbour)

2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 2" Trailmaster, 235/75-15 MT
1987 SJ413 lwb, G16BB, 4" trailmaster, 2xARB, 4.16:1 transfer, 325/60-15 MT -project in pieces..

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14 Mar 2018 21:11 #190414 by helijohn
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Used to do the same in the SJ especially in its later years but the other day I had to smile cos a Jimny driver waved to me while I was in the Junior...............well they do look rather similar.:dry: :whistle:

When the blue light is flashing I am kidding.

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14 Mar 2018 21:17 #190416 by Young Pretender
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I lol’d at the blank looks from old lady comment, very true :laugh:

If modified though I give a big thumbs up and full on double light flash (or occasionally squirt my windscreen wash by mistake lol)

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14 Mar 2018 21:24 #190418 by helijohn
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Young Pretender wrote: squirt my windscreen wash by mistake lol)


I wish all cars had the indicator stalk on the right. Left hand is busy enough with gearstick..............but wait, I drive autos so it ain't such a problem until I switch cars.

When the blue light is flashing I am kidding.

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14 Mar 2018 23:27 #190424 by 1390_taz
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Always wave and flash my lights. Most of the time there old folk, there is a couple who drive a vitra they wave and smile on passing

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23 Mar 2018 06:51 #190774 by Max Headroom
Max Headroom replied the topic: Etiquette of the wave
Well! I am very impressed that this is not just a Motorcyclist, MG, or SAAB convertible thing!

I had someone in a Jimny around Tewkesbury wave at me the other week - I was slightly gobsmacked being a total noob on the Jimny scene, but I did wave back!
I'm pleased as punch that some Jimny owners are doing this and will promote it enthusiastically :)

A word of caution however - some years ago I was driving through a built-up somewhere-or-other in my MG Midget.
Another MG coming in the opposite direction flashed its lights and waved enthusiastically. I reciprocated with the usual flash of lights back and a cool thumbs up, but was horrified to have someone pull out of a side turning thinking that my flash of lights was a message for them to go ahead and pull out, and I almost T-boned their car even though I had the right of way.


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS

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