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The wave is just stupid.
For once, I agree with Dave. Are you supposed to feel a special connection with some random person who happened to buy a car from the same manufacturer?
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For once, I agree with Dave. Are you supposed to feel a special connection with some random person who happened to buy a car from the same manufacturer?
Yes!


Perhaps The Wave was big a few years ago because back then everyone had to have a SUV or a 4 wheel drive. The bigger the better. Remember the Ford Excursion and the Hummer. You were looked down on if you bought a small car. When you saw another Mini there was a sort of shared spirit of the road. Its was a acknowledgment of being different then the brain dead zombies in their moving fortresses.
Now they have made mini attractive to the zombies that want to be discounted from everything around them, so the wave is only returned by those that get it, the connection to the road.

If you wave or show up hear I don't care what Gen you have, you still have a mini! Not everyone has the skills or the money to buy a first or second Gen mini and fix it up the only choice they have is the F cars. And that is better than choosing a prius!
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The fact that these forums exist shows there are Mini enthusiasts ... in fact, those that advocate the single finger salute are the biggest contributors to this forum. So if I every see a glass like finish on a red mini and get the one finger salute, I'll feel honored.

I'll also say, the Jeep wave has never gone away, and happens to people who never even take their Jeeps off road. For the Mini, it is just a way of acknowledging a still pretty rare car.

Where I work, there are about 1,800 cars in the parking lot, two MINIs. I'll wave if I wanna.
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Where I work, there are about 1,800 cars in the parking lot, two MINIs.
In San Francisco, there are 4 MINIs parked on every block. If you wave, you'll get a confused look back, "Do I know you?".
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In San Francisco, there are 4 MINIs parked on every block. If you wave, you'll get a confused look back, "Do I know you?".
Kind of the same here in NOVA/DC.

I notice when I go to visit folks in Virginia Beach, there are a LOT more wavers.
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I'll also say, the Jeep wave has never gone away, and happens to people who never even take their Jeeps off road.
I had to leave mine in the shop overnight one time so a rental was needed. It turned out to be a Jeep something or other (never again) and danged if I didn't get a Jeep wave. Took me a couple weeks to shake off the cooties.
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There is something to that. I still give a two finger wave*. I'd say a quarter of the time I get a wave back. On rare occasions does someone else wave first.

*With one hand. Not a one finger salute from both hands.
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