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Do you wave?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by CjRichMar, Aug 2, 2018.

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Do you wave to other Teslas on the road?

  1. I wave to every Tesla I see! Yay, no gas!

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  2. I only wave to other Model 3s - the S and X are old news.

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  3. I only wave to S and X owners - people who have to pay for supercharging are losers.

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  4. I don't wave to anyone - it's just a stupid car.

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    15.0%
  1. CjRichMar

    CjRichMar Member

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    I've had an S, and X and a 3 and I've driven in most of the southern states. Only with the 3 have I noticed other Tesla drivers (regardless of their model) wave to me. It seems, though, that Model 3 owners are especially excited to see each other. Has anyone else noticed an increased friendliness among their fellow Tesla owners to the newest member of the Tesla family?
     
  2. Birdman325

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    It’s not a Jeep.
     
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  3. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Nor is it a Subaru with a hood scoop.

    I waved and got waves back all the time in my WRX. Looks like that is not a thing Tesla drivers do. Sad face
     
  4. Thomas Edison

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    Model 3 drivers might start to. It was/is very common in the VW world too.
     
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  5. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    I certainly hope it happens! The 3 can't be confused with a Ford Fusion like the first gen Model S, so should be easy enough to spot head-on. :)
     
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  6. S4WRXTTCS

    S4WRXTTCS Active Member

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    I'm grateful of that.

    My other car is a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Years ago it wasn't so bad because there wasn't so many of them.

    But, now it's like why? Why do I want to wave at 10 different Jeeps on my way to work? I think the reason most Jeep owners wave is because of the sitting posture, and the way the windshield sits. The driver is really noticeable.

    I can't imagine waving or actually anyone seeing me wave in my Model S. There are also so many of them that I don't really want to wave.

    I do sometimes wave when pulling into a supercharge, and they're pulling out. It's mostly met with a "Meh".
     
  7. Thomas Edison

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    Not necessarily, there's a certain Porsche (not sure which model) that I've seen a couple times and from a distance I wasn't sure if it was a model 3 or not. Felt like an idiot when it got closer and it wasn't a 3. It's happened like 5 times.
     
  8. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf The Clown Prince of Crime

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    I give a thumbs up to every Tesla I see when I'm driving my Model 3. Just about all of the other 3 owners respond in kind. The S and X drivers? Maybe half the time with them.
     
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  9. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Panamera I believe.

    But, yeah.
     
  10. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    I either wave, send a three finger horizontal salute or flash headlights lights.
    Vast majority of Model 3 drivers are preoccupied with the interior or showing passengers the display.
    I waved at a guy in a pre-facelift P85 - but I forgot his car was pre-AP so he was too busy driving :)
     
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  11. garrett5688

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    I like to wave at model 3 drivers out my pano roof because, you know, they can't :p
     
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  12. tracksyde

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    I always look to see if they’re looking back or even notice. I’m always on the look out for fellow 3s.

    99% of the time they aren’t looking, so no wave. Only once, a guy in a MSM was looking at me as I drove by. I gave him the thumbs up and he waved back. Last time I saw a blue one, just like mine. He stared at me the whole time as I was driving by with my thumb up but he never reciprocated - just stared.

    Over the weekend, within 15 minutes I saw 8 Model 3s (although I think 3 of them were on their way to the Costa Mesa store). So it’s already kind of losing the specialness, I think.
     
  13. paladinfello

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    Was dropping my 3 off at OCD and another Model 3 driver was at the stop light. He waved to me and I quickly waved back and though it was a little wierd. Granted I had only had the car for less than 24 hours.
     
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  15. fr100

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    I give a thumbs up.
     
  16. Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison Active Member

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    I actually like this more than a wave
     
  17. insaneoctane

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    I do the same. I feel like the MS/MX drivers look at me like I didn't pay the right dues to join their club and scoff at me like I'm cousin Eddie....but that's just my perception!
     
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  18. ebmcs03

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    I try and make eye contact first. But no one looks at me back.
     
  19. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I've driven Roadster, S, X, 3. I always try to wave back.
     
  20. Glamisduner

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    lol
     
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