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So I’m on my third wrangler and I never got this question answered: what is the proper response to other vehicles made by Jeep?

Explanation- driving today I had a person in a liberty give me the Jeep wave. Not the “oh hi, neighbor!”, the “I’m a Jeep, you’re a Jeep- we wave” wave.

I grew up understanding that a Jeep is a Wrangler. When you say “I have a Jeep”- there is an expectation that you have the typical off-roady, doors off, no roof type Jeep. Others say “I have a Cherokee” and so on.

So my question is based on that. I wave back back, as that’s the nice thing to do. However, I don’t initiate if not a Wrangler. What’s the group thought on this? It’s killing my brain!





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So I’m on my third wrangler and I never got this question answered: what is the proper response to other vehicles made by Jeep?

Explanation- driving today I had a person in a liberty give me the Jeep wave. Not the “oh hi, neighbor!”, the “I’m a Jeep, you’re a Jeep- we wave” wave.

I grew up understanding that a Jeep is a Wrangler. When you say “I have a Jeep”- there is an expectation that you have the typical off-roady, doors off, no roof type Jeep. Others say “I have a Cherokee” and so on.

So my question is based on that. I wave back back, as that’s the nice thing to do. However, I don’t initiate if not a Wrangler. What’s the group thought on this? It’s killing my brain!
Plain and simple, if she is cute you wave at her! ;)
 

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So I’m on my third wrangler and I never got this question answered: what is the proper response to other vehicles made by Jeep?

Explanation- driving today I had a person in a liberty give me the Jeep wave. Not the “oh hi, neighbor!”, the “I’m a Jeep, you’re a Jeep- we wave” wave.

I grew up understanding that a Jeep is a Wrangler. When you say “I have a Jeep”- there is an expectation that you have the typical off-roady, doors off, no roof type Jeep. Others say “I have a Cherokee” and so on.

So my question is based on that. I wave back back, as that’s the nice thing to do. However, I don’t initiate if not a Wrangler. What’s the group thought on this? It’s killing my brain!
This is generally my attitude as far as the Jeep wave too. I initiate the wave to other wranglers and CJs but if someone in another Jeep model waves at me I'll be friendly and wave back. I think people are polarized enough when it comes to different trim models with the Wrangler that any further division is detrimental to common decency.
 

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This is generally my attitude as far as the Jeep wave too. I initiate the wave to other wranglers and CJs but if someone in another Jeep model waves at me I'll be friendly and wave back. I think people are polarized enough when it comes to different trim models with the Wrangler that any further division is detrimental to common decency.
I am the same - I will wave to CJ's, Wranglers, and other Jeeps if they wave. When I built my fist JK I waved to every Jeep and after the 10th Grand Cherokee owner looking at me, looking behind them, and then returning to me with a blank stare I put a hold on the proactive wave to every vehicle that had a Jeep badge.
 

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Don’t forget about a well built XJ, they deserve some wave action.
 

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Long story short I met a close friend of mine I had not seen in quite awhile, we agreed to do lunch so she asked me “ What ya driving so I know what to look for” I told her a Jeep which at the time it was a 2018 Jeep Compass, any way I going to the meeting spot and she text me and said where you at and I told her and when she saw what I was driving she said “I thought you said you had a Jeep” and I said I do and she very quickly responded “ THATS NOT A REAL JEEP” so now I own a Wrangler :like:
 

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So I’m on my third wrangler and I never got this question answered: what is the proper response to other vehicles made by Jeep?

Explanation- driving today I had a person in a liberty give me the Jeep wave. Not the “oh hi, neighbor!”, the “I’m a Jeep, you’re a Jeep- we wave” wave.

I grew up understanding that a Jeep is a Wrangler. When you say “I have a Jeep”- there is an expectation that you have the typical off-roady, doors off, no roof type Jeep. Others say “I have a Cherokee” and so on.

So my question is based on that. I wave back back, as that’s the nice thing to do. However, I don’t initiate if not a Wrangler. What’s the group thought on this? It’s killing my brain!

I had a JK for 9 years and now I have a 2018 JL. I wave to anybody in a wrangler. IMO a wrangler is a wrangler! I was a Marine and I recognize all wranglers because that’s the make and model that was copied from the original military vehicle I loved so much. When Jeep owners get snotty about the CJ vs YJ vs TJ vs JK and heavily modded vs factory and decide they won’t wave because you’re not in an “approved” wrangler it just pisses me off really. The non wavers are ruining the culture. I mean unless you’re driving the original standard military issue ford jeep....you’re not in an original so stop being a snot and wave.

I don’t initiate waves for other Jeep brands but hey if they wave I wave...but never got a wave from a non wrangler Jeep brand owner....except sometimes there’s a random “other car brand” wave and I just assume their other vehicle is a Jeep! Lol
 

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I had a JK for 9 years and now I have a 2018 JL. I wave to anybody in a wrangler. IMO a wrangler is a wrangler! I was a Marine and I recognize all wranglers because that’s the make and model that was copied from the original military vehicle I loved so much. When Jeep owners get snotty about the CJ vs YJ vs TJ vs JK and heavily modded vs factory and decide they won’t wave because you’re not in an “approved” wrangler it just pisses me off really. The non wavers are ruining the culture. I mean unless you’re driving the original standard military issue ford jeep....you’re not in an original so stop being a snot and wave.

I don’t initiate waves for other Jeep brands but hey if they wave I wave...but never got a wave from a non wrangler Jeep brand owner....except sometimes there’s a random “other car brand” wave and I just assume their other vehicle is a Jeep! Lol
Fully agree with you. A few weeks ago I passed by a guy in a CJ-5 that was really snooty about it... He acknowledged my wave with a look of smugness. Kind of reminds me of those grunts that would call me a POG even though we're both on patrol.

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If I get a wave, I wave back.
Honestly I don't care if its not even a jeep lol. I like being happy and friendly.

This world needs more waving...Im going to randomly start waving at non jeeps to, and waving at people in line at stores lol
 

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The wave thing is bizarre. Do you wave at anyone who wears same brand of shoes? Pants? Drinks same cola? Wave to another Jeeper where there nothing but Jeeps? Complete drivel.

Same thing with motorcycles. I'm not taking my hand of the handlebar just because you want to get your existence validated. Gtfo
 

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We hit OBX a day before officials announced the evac for Dorian. Our two kids counted up almost 200 Jeeps per day for the two days we were there. Our arms had never gotten so much exercise waving at other Wranglers. It was fun and added a new dimension to our annual trek to the beach. This was the first year for us with our JLU. Never made it to the 4X4 beach, sadly.
 

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Might be one of the ultimate first world problems. I started driving Jeeps of various types 50 years ago when I was discharged from the Marines. Until joining this forum, I'd never even heard of Jeep waving. However, for me Jeep is a vehicle, not a lifestyle or an identity. Certainly not a thing I worry about.
 

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I'm new to Jeeps but not off roading. I never heard of the Jeep Wave until I bought my Wrangler. Where I'm at maybe 20% of the Jeeps that pass me by give the wave.
 

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