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Old 07-24-2014, 08:30 AM   #1
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Unwritten rules

Or maybe they are written somewhere. I still consider myself a newbie to the P-cars.

I know we have to wave to all Boxsters when we see them on the road, but do we have to wave to all Porsches? Even SUVs?

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Old 07-24-2014, 08:38 AM   #2
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Being new to the Porsche world I too have wondered about this. My initial thought would be yes - we are all apart of the Porsche community and it's only polite and friendly to say hi. Makes me feel good anyways.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:03 AM   #3
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Or maybe they are written somewhere. I still consider myself a newbie to the P-cars.

I know we have to wave to all Boxsters when we see them on the road, but do we have to wave to all Porsches? Even SUVs?
Strangely enough here in Austin most Porsche owners don’t wave or acknowledge me when I am driving the Boxster. I wave though.
I did have one guy recently driving a Boxster let me know I had light out.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:06 AM   #4
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I give a little wave (or flash my lights) at every Porsche I see when I'm in my Boxster, my 996 or my 944.

The little community of Porsche drivers in my part of the world all recognize each others cars and are a pretty good bunch of folks.

I came out of the local steakhouse a few months ago and even had a Panamera parked next to my 996. He knew a good ride when he saw one.

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Old 07-24-2014, 09:19 AM   #5
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Yes, we blink here as well or at least a quick meep-meep is the norm! Whatever car/value

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Old 07-24-2014, 09:28 AM   #6
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Some things I've noticed in norcal:

1) 986ers always wave, as do I

2) 987ers sometimes wave, mostly just a stare.

3) 996,997 never wave, or look .

I feel like this is because MOST 986 owners know the life of owning one, so they are truly interested in what another is doing/has done to their 986. As you move to newer and newer models, around here at least, the enthusiasts are less and less.

Then again, I'm commuting everyday. Maybe the smart enthusiasts don't commute in their porsche .
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:48 AM   #7
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Try to flash (Head Lights) or wave to all sports car versions of P-cars
I get the impression the SUV crowd isn't really paying much attentions so I save my bulb life

I don't seem to get much acknowledgment back from many. Makes me think my flash system doesn't work. This especially from the higher end 911's

A few weeks back, I was driving back from a car show with my son when I see a high end 911 coming at me, he flashed his light to me.
I was so taken back and flustered that a high end 911 acknowledged a Boxster.
So I immediately acknowledging him back with a Flash of my Cruise Control

I don't know what the hell I was thinking or doing but I went for the cruise control stalk instead and flashed it.
I felt like I had completely broken the code of conduct
That 911 guy probably will never acknowledge a Boxster again thanks to me
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:14 AM   #9
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I generally try to acknowledge all Porsche sportscars/GTs/etc. Cayenne/Macan/Panamera is most likely to get a response, if at all.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:15 AM   #10
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I have actually had a few turbos flash me down and such, they are usually in oncoming though and likely can't tell it is a 986 and not a 996 lol.


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Old 07-24-2014, 10:23 AM   #11
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There's a guy in town that drives a 996tt. He won't ever look my way. He probably doesn't like the look of my car or that it is a 986.
That's cool, buddy. I think that gigantic wing on the back of your 996 looks pretty stupid, too.

Gets lots of love from Cayman and 996 drivers in the KC area, though. Usually a thumbs-up, nod, wave, etc...

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Old 07-24-2014, 11:31 AM   #12
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Owning a boxster means I am ignorant to rules and protocol - so I don't wave at anyone, plus I am over 60 and get a pass now.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:46 PM   #13
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Everyone, and I mean everyone, waves to me in the Spec Boxster - who doesn't appreciate a street legal race car!

Only 986's wave to me in my 996 (and yes, I wave back). 987, 996, 997, etc owners never wave.

I ignore the Porsche sedans and SUV's; First, they are lost in a sea of other sedans and SUV's. Second, not much in common with a mom with 3 screaming kids in the back or an Arab prince. Generally I feel that they bought the badge, not the car. I know that's not always true but I don't see a lot of Cayenne's or Panamera's in the canyon's, AX, or track.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:50 PM   #14
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I see more 986's around here than I expected. There is always a head nod or a wave. I've also exchanged greetings with Caymans and old 944's. I've even exchanged a lot of greetings with people in other brands of convertible (we got a buttload of snow this past winter, so we're probably all just excited to be driving around with the top down).

As others have experienced, absolutely no love from the 911 crowd Whatevs.
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So just curious what experience you guys get with mx5 owners as they are much more common, I usually get hard cold stares, if I break the ice and compliment their car they usually get much more happy and all haha.


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Old 07-24-2014, 02:10 PM   #16
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What am I doing wrong?

Nobody ever waves at me . . .
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:21 PM   #17
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What am I doing wrong?



Nobody ever waves at me . . .

Female, in sports car, gets no attention? I am puzzled, whenever my sister talks me into letting her drive my car, she gets many many looks haha.


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Old 07-24-2014, 02:27 PM   #18
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There's lots of Porsches in the Dallas Metroplex; I haven't seen any of them flash.

I wouldn't expect the SUV crowd to do so, or even the 911 guys, but even the Boxsters don't flash.

Maybe my mouthwash just ain't cuttin' it anymore.

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Old 07-24-2014, 03:09 PM   #19
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I wave to every P-car I see. Most Boxsters wave back, some 911s do, no Cayenne ever waved back.

I noticed that there's only one population that waves all the time: the cops
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:24 PM   #20
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Here in the Philadelphia area waving is a 50/50 from Boxsters and 911s. I try to wave at all Boxsters, Caymans and 911s. Cayenne's and Panamera's have no clue about the "wave".

I say, bring back the flash!Just saying.

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