Will you wave?

Will you wave?

  • Only to other Model 3 owners

    Votes: 10 21.3%
  • To ALL other Tesla's

    Votes: 31 66.0%
  • Only if they wave first

    Votes: 5 10.6%
  • Never

    Votes: 1 2.1%

  • Total voters
    47

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#1
One thing I really enjoyed about riding motorcycles or owning a Mini Cooper was the camaraderie with others and the simple wave of a hand when passing in opposite directions. When I first got my Mini it amazed me how many people did this but after more of them showed up on the roads less and less people would even notice.

I know there will be lots of Model 3's on the road eventually so I was just wondering........Will you wave?

Take the poll and post why you like the idea or not. If you ever see me driving by, I'll be the one waving!
 

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#2
Absolutely — all Tesla’s!

I’m a runner and love the friendly community of runners in the area.

When I previously owned an Audi, I enjoyed the community. VW/Audi family is huge and the get together were great.

I’m looking forward to having that again!
 

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One thing I really enjoyed about riding motorcycles or owning a Mini Cooper was the camaraderie with others and the simple wave of a hand when passing in opposite directions. When I first got my Mini it amazed me how many people did this but after more of them showed up on the roads less and less people would even notice.

I know there will be lots of Model 3's on the road eventually so I was just wondering........Will you wave?

Take the poll and post why you like the idea or not. If you ever see me driving by, I'll be the one waving!
I wholeheartedly agree, I loved the first few years of MINI ownership where we all waved to each other, and met up and went on drives every month. I really hope that happens with the Model 3 too.
It does depend on the demographic though, and why I doubt it will happen with the more expensive Tesla models.
I haven't seen a MINI wave in years now, but I should mention Jeep Wrangler owners have continued waving to each other for decades. You don't see that with any other Jeep model.
 

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We first generation Prius owners used to wave at each other... even some ICE drivers used to toot their horns and give me the thumbs-up (definitely the thumb and not another finger). I plan on waving to other Model 3 owners on the road... maybe a 3-finger sign as below: :)

 

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We first generation Prius owners used to wave at each other... even some ICE drivers used to toot their horns and give me the thumbs-up (definitely the thumb and not another finger). I plan on waving to other Model 3 owners on the road... maybe a 3-finger sign as below: :)
Is that the "unofficial" Model 3 gang sign I see you flashing????....lol
 

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I'm going to wave/nod etc to all other Tesla's regardless if they do it back.

I (like some on here) used to ride a bike and loved the little *wave*, made you feel just a little bit part of a greater group even when riding alone. I had to stop once on my bike to check something and three separate riders stopped to ask if I was ok (I miss that :().
Here's hoping the Tesla drivers might respond the same.
 

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#9
When I first got my Leaf, I tried to make eye contact with other Leaf owners to give that "knowing nod", if not a wave. Nobody cared. So I eventually stopped trying.

Then about a month ago, I happened to glance at another Leaf going the opposite direction at an intersection. It must have been a new one. Sitting inside was a young lady and her pre-teen daughter, both waving frantically at me with huge smiles on their faces. I think I managed a surprised look and a smile before I passed them by. :)
 

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Is that the "unofficial" Model 3 gang sign I see you flashing????....lol
That had occurred to me (the unintended allusion to some kind of gang symbolism), but I don't think I'll incite any turf wars if I just flash that sign to other Model 3 drivers, especially when the signer is an old guy. :) I had considered holding up 3 fingers vertically (similar to a peace sign), but the advantage of the horizontal orientation is that it can represent an E, ☰ or 3.
 

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When I first got my Leaf, I tried to make eye contact with other Leaf owners to give that "knowing nod", if not a wave. Nobody cared. So I eventually stopped trying.

Then about a month ago, I happened to glance at another Leaf going the opposite direction at an intersection. It must have been a new one. Sitting inside was a young lady and her pre-teen daughter, both waving frantically at me with huge smiles on their faces. I think I managed a surprised look and a smile before I passed them by. :)
Don't worry, I'm pretty confident things will be different among Model 3 owners. Not only will we all be thrilled with our special cars, but the long wait only brings us all together too. Not to mention the exclusivity for a good year or two.

I look forward to the waves, the meetups, and most importantly the smiles that are all coming our way very soon.
 

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Please oh please let's all wave to each other folks. :)

After years and years of dreaming of owning a Tesla, I shamelessly try to drive next to fellow owners to wave/nod. I feel kind of like being the little brother running after the older siblings going all "hey guys, wait for me, I'm cool too!" And I will continue to do so until Teslas are as ubiquitous as Toyotas. :D
 

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Please oh please let's all wave to each other folks. :)

After years and years of dreaming of owning a Tesla, I shamelessly try to drive next to fellow owners to wave/nod. I feel kind of like being the little brother running after the older siblings going all "hey guys, wait for me, I'm cool too!" And I will continue to do so until Teslas are as ubiquitous as Toyotas. :D
Okay, so I'm glad I'm not the ONLY one who will feel that way!:)
 

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#14
I plan on giving the OK symbol to other Model 3 drivers. It’s a twofer. Like ok we are on the same page and the other fingers make a three. Let’s make it a thing.