Elsewhere on this forum, I have raised the subject of waving to other owners, specifically MiTo drivers.
Over the years I have owned several vehicles that have cult followings, Citroen 2CV, VW's etc, and waving was considered compulsory.
When I first took delivery of my MiTo, there weren't too many others around, and I was an enthusiastic waver, and nearly always elicited a response, but now I have noticed that, as MiTo numbers have increased, enthusiasm has decreased.
A few days ago, for example, I was stuck in heavy traffic along the M27 near Fareham, when I spotted a white MiTo in the next lane, as my MiTo is also white, I felt sure a wave would be perfectly in order, however, as I drew alongside, I beeped the horn and waved discreetly. The other driver's gaze remained fixed on he car ahead, ne'er a glance in my direction or any kind of acknowledgement. The drivers of the other cars in the queue however, looked at me pityingly.
Perhaps, it is I who is at fault. Maybe my enthusiasm is too great, recently on a trip to South of France without the car, we were cycling through a nicer part of Marseille, when a MiTo pulled up to let it's passenger go into a shop, like a demented fool, I approached the owner and blurted out in bad French, that I too had a MiTo. He looked at me, my balding head pink from the sun, and my once pristine clothes all dusty and sweaty from cycling in the heat, he smiled weakly and closed his window.
It seems enthusiasm is no longer infectious. Plus c'est change as the Marseille MiTo owner would say.