The day i got my WRX in, I was turning right at a light and a blue bugeye honked and waved. I quickly honked and waved back. I was like yes! finally after all these years, Im a wrx guy!...That was in Indiana, an hour back in my town in defiance. We have a GM plant..you will see TONS of vettes all day anyday. I dont think anyone around here has a WRX anymore, but always in Indiana I seem to find other WRX's and they always honk and wave. I love it.
As for "competition" In some towns I always run into Mustang kids (I too a kid, but I try to think im more grown up.haha) and all kinds of cars that just wanna run you and dont expect your boxer turbo eng to leave them behind. But its always nice to find muscle car and tuner guys that also appriciate your car. Heck, I made friends with another guy my age in the area that has a EVO and we wave all the time. I look at it like this, It should be friendly, but you can have a friendly competition ### alot of ppl build on that and its motivation for eachother to bring the full potiental of your cars....But on a another note, you cant lie, we all like setting those big headed guys who dont know anything about cars, who think they are fast just ### mom and dad bought them that honda, mustang, whatever. I'll always be the guy who is wanting to prove them wrong even tho its RISKY, but Ive always have appriciated other ppls cars, and in my area, (GM's HEART AND SOUL) Its hard to get respect and its typical to think that they are just saying to themselves you just a fart-can kid with no intelligence or respect, it kinda sucks, but hey...thats life.