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Old 09-17-2020, 02:19 AM   #1
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I used to wave at other guys on bikes. There just weren't that many.

Now I wave at other S series.

They're far rarer than motorcycles.

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People are even waving back.

Cool.

I'm a misfit again.


I wonder how long it will be before hotels refuse me service - because I'm one of "those" guys in a Saturn......
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Old 09-17-2020, 09:18 AM   #2
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I was at DMV getting plates for a motorcycle and a young girl pulled up with her mom - in a Gen 2 red coupe. It is more cool when it's a twin.

I don't wave. Most people are oblivious anyway.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:37 AM   #3
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Out here in the sticks, most all do a hand wave, unless you happen to be a transplant from a city. (don't worry, I used to work at 10 S. Canal St, 26th floor in Chicago)....and I am a long ago transplant too.
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Old 09-18-2020, 09:06 PM   #4
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I wave all the time. At the people who cut me off, flip me off, and then yell foul things at me. I smile and wave. This pisses them off even more. But I never get a wave in return, I often wonder why. . .
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:38 PM   #5
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No one waves where I am. They're too busy checking their social media apps while driving
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Old 09-19-2020, 01:44 PM   #6
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I'm glad to hear there's other people who wave at Saturns. Helps to keep the Saturn "difference" alive!

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Old 09-19-2020, 03:11 PM   #7
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I still do it. I’ll flash ‘em my high beams first to get their attention. Pitiful results but I still do it.

Said it here before but in the early Saturn days we were all flashing the high beams to each other.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:05 AM   #8
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You can tell the really experienced Saturn owners - who dip their DRLs....

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Old 09-22-2020, 12:14 AM   #9
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You can tell the really experienced Saturn owners - who dip their DRLs....

(Pull parking brake)

Thank you for the tidbit of information so I can appear to be a 'really experienced Saturn owner'.
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Old 09-22-2020, 10:44 AM   #10
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I used to flash my lights/switch between DRL and night when I first got a Saturn, but realized I may look like an idiot/jerk doing it, but I'd have to agree that most people could care less to see another on the road.
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Old 09-22-2020, 04:26 PM   #11
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I do wave. They look back with little to no understanding
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:01 PM   #12
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I wave, but what's REALLY COOL..... Is getting "Thumbs UP" from other Saturn Owners.

Red Hot is super shiny, draws LOTS of attention!
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Old 09-23-2020, 03:32 PM   #13
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I used to honk and wave, but I just got strange looks. I doubt that many of the Saturn drivers I've encountered saw their cars as anything special. I just mind my own business now, but I do enjoy racing Audis and BMWs. 0 to 60 in 8 seconds is faster than some BMWs and Audis, and boy does it make them angry when an unassuming 99 SL2 beats them. 😊
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I used to honk and wave, but I just got strange looks. I doubt that many of the Saturn drivers I've encountered saw their cars as anything special. I just mind my own business now, but I do enjoy racing Audis and BMWs. 0 to 60 in 8 seconds is faster than some BMWs and Audis, and boy does it make them angry when an unassuming 99 SL2 beats them. 😊
I’m gonna need a run-down of those BMWs and Audi’s from you that my SW2 can out-drag. I’m dying to yell out ‘Breathe My Waste!’ Or ‘Audi-Os!’ as I shrink away into the vanishing point.
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I look if I can and wave if I see it, but yeah, so many oblivious drivers.

There's one guy in a purple 2nd gen SL2 I used to wave at on Lansing Road (headed north while I was going south) but with coronavirus, havent seen him in a while.
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I look if I can and wave if I see it, but yeah, so many oblivious drivers.

There's one guy in a purple 2nd gen SL2 I used to wave at on Lansing Road (headed north while I was going south) but with coronavirus, havent seen him in a while.
It's always fun when you see an identical model... I always get a wave from a guy (I stopped and chatted once) who has a red 2001 SC2 - when I am in our red 2002 SC2.... He would probably wave at you too...

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i wave, here in orange county ny. most dont wave back. i seldom see an sc1/sc2 of any vintage any more.
At times i feel im the last of a breed in this sea of suvs
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i wave, here in orange county ny. most dont wave back. i seldom see an sc1/sc2 of any vintage any more.
At times i feel im the last of a breed in this sea of suvs
SUV = stupid, ugly vehicle.
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It's always fun when you see an identical model... I always get a wave from a guy (I stopped and chatted once) who has a red 2001 SC2 - when I am in our red 2002 SC2.... He would probably wave at you too...

Yeah, I agree, chatted with a guy in a black 3rd gen SC1 at our shared work parking lot once when I was in my '02 SC2 (not sure which place he worked at and I don't work there anymore). Told him about the info available on Saturnfans.

Seen a black 2nd gen SC2 around town but the dude driving was oblivious. Lots of drivers seem to focus only on the car immediately ahead of them, no situational awareness of anything else.
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