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View Poll Results: Tough guy or waver?
Tough Guy 58 20.35%
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:54 PM   #18
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:59 PM   #19
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I'm a waver, always. Usually just flash the "Peace" symbol, sometimes tap my horn. Always worth it for the times I get back a toothy grin, wave or horn. I think sometimes the reason GTI/R drivers don't respond is they are pre-occupied with thoughts, like, where their next turn is, getting someplace on time, how much they hate their boss, what's for lunch or dinner, or a zillion other things, so by the time your wave registers, your both 2 blocks past each other.

Of course, there is always the Tough Guy syndrome, that prevents the expressing of ANY emotion, whatsoever, at ANY time, except anger and violence...and THAT's one sad-ass disease to have.
I can understand being distracted or lost in a thought. I have Forza/Gran Turismo vision and I visibly see apexes, it can be very distracting. So I understand that point of view.


Sometimes I might miss some waves and the other person thinks I'm a tough guy? Lol.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:01 PM   #20
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I always chuck a deuce. I usually get a wave back or a smile. However, I've noticed that most generations outside the Mk7 don't wave. Except for the cool guy in the Blue Mk5 R32.
There is always that one cool guy in a blue Mk5 R32. Always. My area has one even.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:03 PM   #21
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Glad to see more than 1 around (not that he doesn't do a good job).
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:06 PM   #22
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Had a guy in a focus st wave at me when he went past me when I was at a stop. Coming from a beater car I was confuse and did not wave back. Now I feel bad lol
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:06 PM   #23
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There's only like 2 people that own a gti in my town and ones a younger guy like me..we always see each other and talk and do a few pulls out in the country where there's no speed limit. They other is an older lady and she waves at me every time! I love seeing her she looks so excited driving hers around and seeing another gti lol

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Old 03-07-2017, 08:11 PM   #24
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I can understand being distracted or lost in a thought. I have Forza/Gran Turismo vision and I visibly see apexes, it can be very distracting. So I understand that point of view.


Sometimes I might miss some waves and the other person thinks I'm a tough guy? Lol.
true, when your in "race mode", you do miss other things. Guess we all do that- moody humans, easy to get the wrong impression from the other person. Misunderstandings are the bane of humanity- have caused wars, with thousands or millions killed...so, VW owners must try to signal each other, or risk extinction!!
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:20 PM   #25
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true, when your in "race mode", you do miss other things. Guess we all do that- moody humans, easy to get the wrong impression from the other person. Misunderstandings are the bane of humanity- have caused wars, with thousands or millions killed...so, VW owners must try to signal each other, or risk extinction!!
This is the material I was hoping this thread would spawn. Lol.

You couldn't be more correct, misunderstandings can be dangerous, fatal even. But, I think the worse case scenario here is I add your license plate number to my "tough guy" list and try to remember not to wave. But, I usually don't remember and they get a deuces again. I am met with disappointment again.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:26 PM   #26
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Interesting. I didn't know VW drivers would wave. I traded a MINI and we used to wave all the time, though the last few years lots of new drivers stopped. My wife has a Jeep and they all wave. I haven't seen anyone wave at me yet but maybe I'll start.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:28 PM   #27
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To Sherifftruman, yes. Not doing the Jeep wave can get you hurt - lol.

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I give the wave/two finger lift to every GTI that's modded. There's just too many non-enthusiasts out there to acknowledge every one with a GTI, but if they are clearly modded, chances are really high/near guaranteed they are an enthusiast of some kind.
This is truth. I was at the car wash in my 4Runner (yes, I put it through car washes, but not my GTI) a few weeks back. A Mk6 GTI was behind me, Jersey plates. We both got out of our cars to throw some trash in the barrel. I told the guy I had recently bought a Mk7 GTI and loved it. You'd have thought I was asking the guy to buy a magazine subscription. He couldn't get away fast enough. Not a car person I guess.

I've noticed that GTI drivers are pretty offish as a group. However, my "Oh Snap" license plate usually gets some attention from them if they approach me from behind. It also appears to be Honda bait. Also Camry with loud CBE bait - true story!
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:35 PM   #28
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When I was in the air-cooled VW scene with my Ghia, my brethren were deep. Always, waving, beeping, chats at stop lights, etc.

With the GTI, I'm not feeling the love. It seems like the vast majority of MK7 GTIs I see in the Bay Area are treated in a strictly practical and utilitarian way. Most drivers tend to be on the "matured" end of the age spectrum. People out here don't seem to be into modding them. It's rare to even see any with tinted windows. So to me that gives the impression that these GTI owners don't care about what car you drive or even what car they are driving themselves. That being said, I've seen a fair share of modded MK5's and MK6's but I've never seen a modded MK7 on the road.

It's a shame. Because I'm definitely a nodder and a honker.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:47 PM   #29
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I usually dont initiate a wave but if someone else does, I'd have no issue waving back. Had a mk6 for three years and now mk7 for a few months and I've maybe received two waves in all that time. I just didn't think it was a GTI thing, if anything i thought there was just the Wrangler wave and thats it. Being in a heavily populated area I see GTIs every day and no one waves haha.. just this morning three of us were in a row driving together for the commute. I like to think that we tend to drive together though.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:51 PM   #30
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I'd certainly wave back, but I wouldn't initiate.
I have given a "nice car" and point when it was obvious that I and another GTI driver were looking at each others cars.
But yeah, I'm surprised at the near complete lack of camaraderie of other GTI drivers.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:54 PM   #31
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Apropos, I was driving the twisties up in the Berkeley hills over the weekend, (not too aggressively since I had my wife and four year old with me) and this white MK7 GTI comes rolling up my ass. So I pick up the pace a bit to play a little, then I soon pull over since he obviously wants to get on with emulating Mario Andretti. He then just blows past me without even a honk or a wave! I expect I would get more from a Honda driver.

So if Mr. White MK7 GTI driver is on here, you sir are a douche.
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I'd certainly wave back, but I wouldn't initiate.
I have given a "nice car" and point when it was obvious that I and another GTI driver were looking at each others cars.
But yeah, I'm surprised at the near complete lack of camaraderie of other GTI drivers.
I would wave at the girl in your signature.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:56 PM   #33
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To Sherifftruman, yes. Not doing the Jeep wave can get you hurt - lol.



This is truth. I was at the car wash in my 4Runner (yes, I put it through car washes, but not my GTI) a few weeks back. A Mk6 GTI was behind me, Jersey plates. We both got out of our cars to throw some trash in the barrel. I told the guy I had recently bought a Mk7 GTI and loved it. You'd have thought I was asking the guy to buy a magazine subscription. He couldn't get away fast enough. Not a car person I guess.

I've noticed that GTI drivers are pretty offish as a group. However, my "Oh Snap" license plate usually gets some attention from them if they approach me from behind. It also appears to be Honda bait. Also Camry with loud CBE bait - true story!
Not a car guy, at all. He knew he was about to get involved in a conversation he had zero ammo for lol. Also, a GTI at a meat grinder? Red flag!!!!
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:57 PM   #34
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Apropos, I was driving the twisties up in the Berkeley hills over the weekend, (not too aggressively since I had my wife and four year old with me) and this white MK7 GTI comes rolling up my ass. So I pick up the pace a bit to play a little, then I soon pull over since he obviously wants to get on with emulating Mario Andretti. He then just blows past me without even a honk or a wave! I expect I would get more from a Honda driver.

So if Mr. White MK7 GTI driver is on here, you sir are a douche.
I was in Berkeley Hills this weekend, and some guy and his family..

...oh wait. Nevermind.
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