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Not going to waste my time waving in Indy...

I don't know what it is, but Indy SLK drivers just don't return waves. An SLK was heading East on 86th St near Springmill Rd with a female driver. I gave a small, discrete "peace sign wave", and all I received in return was a good look up her nostrils. In my 1 year of "operatorship(one never truly owns an MB)" of my SLK, only 1 driver, of an SL500/550, has returned my wave(I even got a big wave from the driver of a big "letter class" MB one day).

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"I will, then, be a toad."(Thank you, Steven Crane)

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That's too bad she didn't acknolwedge you. How rude can you get? Come on down to Tampa and you will get waved to and chased down (Jeff)!

On Weds., I had the top down, stopped at a light, a silver 171 pulled next to me. I waved, they waved and she rolled down the window. I asked why they didn't have the top down because it was such a beautiful day, she said it messes up her hair when they travel! My light changed and the guy told me to have a good time, beeped and waved out the window again at me as I started to go.

These two were so cute, probably in their late 60's or early 70's!! Both had silver hair to match their car!!

Made my day!
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Note to self:

Always wave to other SLK drivers.

P.S. Especially if they wave first

P.S.S. Especially if they wave first and I am in Indianapolis.

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ss; chased down!? I'd like that...except by Jeff


Much appreciated REB! If it isn't too far to drive, check-out the '12 Indiana SLK Meet; I promise I'll give you a big wave

JJ, I WAS wearing a scarf...uh, AIRSCARF, that is

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Well, what do you know...I saw a 170, flashed them, uh, flashed my head lights, that is, and the gentleman gave a big wave over and a big smile through the windshield!!! I was gonna' follow him and introduce myself, but decided he might think I was a hair-dresser, so I didn't. I am going to cruise his neighborhood, which is less than 1/2 mile from my 'hood, to see if I might see him again and tell him about SLKW and invite him to the '12 Indiana SLK Meet.
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he was probably the hairdresser!
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...I never thought about that...

"Think as I think," said a man,"Or you are abominably wicked; You are a toad."
And after I had thought about it, I said,
"I will, then, be a toad."(Thank you, Steven Crane)

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Ahh man.. Wave at me and I'll definitely wave in return! These past couple of weeks I've been biking it though so I haven't put very many miles on the SLK at all.
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Tibb, I don't get up Anderson way much; no good twisties to drive(at least compared to NW Indy and West/South-central IN), BUT, if I DO get up there, I'll shoot you a PM and we can do a double wave-at

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Women never wave, it's just a thing men do mostly, like in the mustang or jeep world it's the same thing!
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Women never wave, it's just a thing men do mostly, like in the mustang or jeep world it's the same thing!
I always wave, usually first, but if it's another woman she usually won't wave back!


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When I had my MR2 Spyder, virtually ALL the other Spyder owners would wave back, men AND women. Heck, a man and his wife gave me a big wave last Summer...and they were in a Vette!!!

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Welli guess its in my state then cause I never get waves back unless im in the jeep but that's just for other jeeps!
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Something about driving this car just makes you smile every time so why not share the love and give each other a wave when you can.
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I always felt the same way about Honda CRX drivers. I would always wave or flash lights at another CRX, but the vast majority never responded. I also tried to start it up with Honda Element drivers when I got the El, but same thing. I think most people are zoned out while driving (how scary is that ) and just don't notice. Also, most people seem to just drive a car for transportation and don't really pay attention to cars (how sad is that ).
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Some girls wave

"Some girls wave" Geez, after I typed that, i realised that it sounds liked a band, eh?
I always wave. I met another SLK girl driver while on the 5, and she followed me from 2-3 hrs outside of SFO, till Marin County. I was in my red, and I believe she was in a blue.

Yesterday after hand washing, I pulled into a station to dry. The guy next to me looks over, and says, Mine next? He is in a black SLK, 2 yrs newer than mine. We chatted, and he does a lot of Hwy driving, so I told him if he followed me home I would give him a bra, I just removed from mine. (Sounded weird, yes?)

We are discussing switching wheels. I have the 17" OEM AMG wheels from Sports package. He has 16" staggers, with pretty wheels, with the blue emblem. I have no idea if it is a good idea, or not! (My better half thinks I am nuts, bringing strangers back to the house to give him a bra )
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Why doesn't anything like that ever happen to me ! ? !

IMHO this just goes to show you that SLK owners are a pretty special group.

Bravo !
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