Waving or flahsing lights to other owenrs

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Waving or flahsing lights to other owenrs

Post by Robi55 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:15 pm

I am the new owner of a brand new Cactus (1 week!) and really enjoying the car so far. Iknow they have a reputation of being a bit of a left-field choice but i was still quite surprised to be waved at by a lady onwer of another Cactus last weekend. Nice touch. In years past, Alfa owners used to do this too. So, to pick up the mantle, I then flashed my light and waved at another owner today only to be glared at in confusion as we passed......It;s a nice gesture but I wonder whether it can also lead to confusion, given the mis-use of headlights these days. Has anyone else had similar experiences? Is there any etiquette I should be aware of? :lol:
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Re: Waving or flahsing lights to other owenrs

Post by Nactus » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:15 pm

Many times I have tried to wave, never had it reciprocated. I see one or two on my daily commute and they still haven't got the picture! I guess some people just don't realise.

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Re: Waving or flahsing lights to other owenrs

Post by Jonovich » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:28 pm

Was the wave from a hand displaying just one or two fingers by any chance?


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Re: Waving or flahsing lights to other owenrs

Post by ruairip » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:24 pm

Always waved at fellow Cactus drivers that I saw and had it reciprocated a couple of times but never acknowledged here.

Finding myself having to stop now as I do recognise the original model oncoming but am now driving the new so the oncoming original cactus driver would probably think I am very strange!

Problem with the new model is that so many Citroen models are similar you are not quite certain it is another Cactus until too late.


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Re: Waving or flahsing lights to other owenrs

Post by berapotter » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:13 am

I tried for a couple of years. Given up now, wonder if originally they were bought by people who "got" what they were about, now the original ones are being bought as "just" a reasonable second hand car so their status as a different car is lost
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