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Back when I rode motorcycles, all riders would wave to each other when they passed on the road. Then, a few years ago, I had a Jeep Wrangler, and, again, all other Wrangler owners would wave to me. I guess in each case, I belonged to a sufficiently distinctive demographic that members of the group would recognize each other and acknowledge our mutual identity. Tell you the truth, I thought it was neat, and I made sure to respond to all waves on the road.

Then I sold the Wrangler and bought a Subaru Forester. Try as I might, after nearly two years of ownership, I have not been able to get a single Forester owner to wave back. Foresters are fairly distinctive in their rather funky looks, and have an active owner's group, but no luck. In fact, I get such blank stares from passing Forester drivers, that I know they have not the slightest clue why I am waving. They don't even recognize that I am driving the same car that they are. The only reaction I get is hysterical laughter from my wife in the passenger seat.

It occurs to me that there are two requirements for waving. First, the owner must have sufficient interest in their wheels, so that an encounter with another will spark recognition of that fact. Second, the owner must feel a common bond sufficient to outwardly acknowledge its very existence. I see the elements of both on this board.

In short, will Pilot drivers wave?

djs


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I'd wave

Count me in.....if I ever spot one. Pilots on the road are about as rare as hot looking women in England.
 

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I'd Wave

I'd wave too, but just like WNY, I haven't seen another Pilot on the road yet, and I just hit 1,600 miles this evening.

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Oh, I will most certainly wave. I have seen one Pilot -- a Silver EX-L (just like ours) and I parked right next to it in a resaurant parking lot.

I was so excited that I checked out its empty seats, noticed a carseat and a little girl's dolls, and walked around the crowded restaurant asking various young families if they happened to own a Honda Pilot...

Eventually, a man came up, saying he had watched us pull in -- "And I thought I was the first one in town with one!" he said with a laugh. This was on June 4, and he said he'd had his just a few hours.

So that was neat, but I haven't seen one since. Have learned a fellow forum member lives not far away, tho, so we're bound to see each other out and about. And, oh, yes, we'll wave -- we'll beep, too!!!

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Good for you. I haven't seen another Pilot around here in Northern California. Maybe when I convince a friend of ours to buy one I can see one more often and wave at each other ;)

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Oh, I will most certainly wave. I have seen one Pilot -- a Silver EX-L (just like ours) and I parked right next to it in a resaurant parking lot.

I was so excited that I checked out its empty seats, noticed a carseat and a little girl's dolls, and walked around the crowded restaurant asking various young families if they happened to own a Honda Pilot...

Eventually, a man came up, saying he had watched us pull in -- "And I thought I was the first one in town with one!" he said with a laugh. This was on June 4, and he said he'd had his just a few hours.

So that was neat, but I haven't seen one since. Have learned a fellow forum member lives not far away, tho, so we're bound to see each other out and about. And, oh, yes, we'll wave -- we'll beep, too!!!

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I will

back in the late 60s and early 70s I was luck enough to have a corvette. Every corvette driver waved to another corvette and I thought it was really cool.
 

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Fiat, MG, Triumph, Porsche, Range Rover

Done the wave thing is all these.
Seems Honda people are just not like that.
I have got some of the strangest looks, but waving, honking, or flashing lights at other '02 CR-Vs (even back in Jan. when they were rare)
 

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There's a Evergreen Pilot in northwest Las Vegas that I've seen twice in the last couple of weeks. Both time we honked, smiled, and waved. That's surprising in Las Vegas the "no eye contact capitol of the world." :26:
 

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we own the lx model silver metallic, no roof rack, 5% tint on the back, 70% front, running boards, lower trim and foglights, i'll wave back!
 

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theman: where in the bay are are you ? I am up in the Walnut Creek area. We have a Silver EX with running boards.

I haven't seen a single on on the road yet. and we have owned this for a month now. But the other day when we were watching the fireworks someone came up to us asking all the details of the Pilot and he was quite impressed ! Felt good.

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we own the lx model silver metallic, no roof rack, 5% tint on the back, 70% front, running boards, lower trim and foglights, i'll wave back!
 

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Re: alameda here!

No signature to be seen.

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i think i'm the only LX model here, look at my signature...
 

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Perhaps the image is too large for the signature ? You might want to crop it up a bit.

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WHEN I SEE ONE....

I'll wave!!!!

Whoa!!!! Is that a Coastie sticker I see on that Pilot?!?!? :eek:

E-City retired Coastie here that has a '03 SS EX!!!
 
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