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Because there aren’t enough positive threads around here….
Because I don’t care about my resale price on a depreciating asset….
Because no car I’ve ever owned had the speedometer in the center of the dash….
Because I understand the cold temperatures make chemical reactions less effiicient….
And because I haven’t posted anything here in a while….

Here is my car in the snow
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I’ve always done well with my GT/PE in the snow(even though I go against the well shared “wisdom” and use one pedal and unbridled). I bought Blizzaks the day after I brought it home a couple years ago and they provide great snow traction. But the story that really sealed it happened last week.

We were having quite the snow and wind storm here east of Lake Ontario. The snow band was over the house and dumping 3” per hour of snow with a 30 MPH wind. The school called and said the busses couldn’t get through the band and could only get the kids to a small town 8 miles north of the house. The fire department was open there as a warming shelter for people that had lost power so the kids would be there whenever us parents could collect them.

I hopped in the car and off I went. Traction was fine with the snow tires on. I had no problem getting through snow drifts on the back roads. The one thing I did find is that the the aerodynamic nose and hood also is directs snow up over the top of the car. Hitting a deep enough drift completely obliterates view through the windshield. I had to keep the speed down to make sure I could see where I was going.



So in short, a giant school bus, sitting up high to see over the snow banks, with large tires to get through snow drifts, couldn’t do it. But the Mach-E is a snow champ. With full time AWD and a well balanced weight distribution, it’s a better option than my F-150. While I can put the truck in 4WD, its weight is still mostly up front and it tends to want to lose traction on the back tires. Bonus points for the Mach-E being bright green, making it easy to find in the snow if I did get stuck in a ditch somewhere.

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Thanks for posting, yes they are great in snow and ice, we love both of ours
 

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I will echo my positive experiences in the snow with the MME. I have driven many different vehicles on many miles of ice/snow.... and have to say that the MME is among the best. The weight, balance, and AWD are fabulous for the snow; only limitation is if there is more than 8" of 'thick' snow there is a risk of high centering or breaking the front louver plastic.

The AWD combined with the ability to moderate torque to prevent breaking loose (on accelleration or braking) by using 1-p is a real asset if you have a steady foot. I also drive 1-p unbridled all the time.

My choice of tires is only slightly different. I have Vredestien Wintrac Pros on my stock wheels.

My recent trip from Santa Fe up to Boulder started in a pretty wild snowstorm, and the MME did great.

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The guy in the Rivian was scared to death sliding all over the road....

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As someone with a quad motor Rivian and a AWD Mach E, they’re both very capable of handling winter driving.

I would say that the Rivian is a lot better though. Main reason is that the Rivian has a dedicated snow mode (that this guy probably didn’t know existed / have turned on) and the Mach E is tuned to have a RWD bias that is supposed to slip out a bit by design to give you a sportier ride.

I don’t live somewhere that it snows often during the winter, so my general rule is if it’s snowing, I just stay home. That being said, if I have to go somewhere with winter road conditions, I’m taking the Rivian over the Mach e.
 

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Because there aren’t enough positive threads around here….
Because I don’t care about my resale price on a depreciating asset….
Because no car I’ve ever owned had the speedometer in the center of the dash….
Because I understand the cold temperatures make chemical reactions less effiicient….
And because I haven’t posted anything here in a while….

Here is my car in the snow
IMG_5314.jpeg


I’ve always done well with my GT/PE in the snow(even though I go against the well shared “wisdom” and use one pedal and unbridled). I bought Blizzaks the day after I brought it home a couple years ago and they provide great snow traction. But the story that really sealed it happened last week.

We were having quite the snow and wind storm here east of Lake Ontario. The snow band was over the house and dumping 3” per hour of snow with a 30 MPH wind. The school called and said the busses couldn’t get through the band and could only get the kids to a small town 8 miles north of the house. The fire department was open there as a warming shelter for people that had lost power so the kids would be there whenever us parents could collect them.

I hopped in the car and off I went. Traction was fine with the snow tires on. I had no problem getting through snow drifts on the back roads. The one thing I did find is that the the aerodynamic nose and hood also is directs snow up over the top of the car. Hitting a deep enough drift completely obliterates view through the windshield. I had to keep the speed down to make sure I could see where I was going.



So in short, a giant school bus, sitting up high to see over the snow banks, with large tires to get through snow drifts, couldn’t do it. But the Mach-E is a snow champ. With full time AWD and a well balanced weight distribution, it’s a better option than my F-150. While I can put the truck in 4WD, its weight is still mostly up front and it tends to want to lose traction on the back tires. Bonus points for the Mach-E being bright green, making it easy to find in the snow if I did get stuck in a ditch somewhere.

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I remember when Ford was testing the MachE in the Upper Peninsula Ford Proving Grounds, in the snow and cold temps. You took it a step further. It looks like you used Regen braking. Not enough heat from the brakes to melt the packed snow.
This is how misconceptions are laid to rest. Have fun in the snow.!!!!
 

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Because there aren’t enough positive threads around here….
Because I don’t care about my resale price on a depreciating asset….
Because no car I’ve ever owned had the speedometer in the center of the dash….
Because I understand the cold temperatures make chemical reactions less effiicient….
And because I haven’t posted anything here in a while….

Here is my car in the snow
IMG_5314.jpeg


I’ve always done well with my GT/PE in the snow(even though I go against the well shared “wisdom” and use one pedal and unbridled). I bought Blizzaks the day after I brought it home a couple years ago and they provide great snow traction. But the story that really sealed it happened last week.

We were having quite the snow and wind storm here east of Lake Ontario. The snow band was over the house and dumping 3” per hour of snow with a 30 MPH wind. The school called and said the busses couldn’t get through the band and could only get the kids to a small town 8 miles north of the house. The fire department was open there as a warming shelter for people that had lost power so the kids would be there whenever us parents could collect them.

I hopped in the car and off I went. Traction was fine with the snow tires on. I had no problem getting through snow drifts on the back roads. The one thing I did find is that the the aerodynamic nose and hood also is directs snow up over the top of the car. Hitting a deep enough drift completely obliterates view through the windshield. I had to keep the speed down to make sure I could see where I was going.



So in short, a giant school bus, sitting up high to see over the snow banks, with large tires to get through snow drifts, couldn’t do it. But the Mach-E is a snow champ. With full time AWD and a well balanced weight distribution, it’s a better option than my F-150. While I can put the truck in 4WD, its weight is still mostly up front and it tends to want to lose traction on the back tires. Bonus points for the Mach-E being bright green, making it easy to find in the snow if I did get stuck in a ditch somewhere.

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Couldn't agree more. I live in Northern Utah and have Nokian Hakkapelitta R5 SUVs on mine. My GT is a tank in the snow!
 

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I'm in the same region as @thekat03 and also on stock tires from April 2022. Sheeba has been handling what snowy weather we've had quite well. I can only image how much better she'll do when I change to Continental DWS's or Hankook EVOs.
 


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We love ours in the snow too!

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Best snow vehicle ever PXL_20230122_200116160
 

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Because there aren’t enough positive threads around here….
Because I don’t care about my resale price on a depreciating asset….
Because no car I’ve ever owned had the speedometer in the center of the dash….
Because I understand the cold temperatures make chemical reactions less effiicient….
And because I haven’t posted anything here in a while….

Here is my car in the snow
Ford Mustang Mach-E Best snow vehicle ever PXL_20230122_200116160


I’ve always done well with my GT/PE in the snow(even though I go against the well shared “wisdom” and use one pedal and unbridled). I bought Blizzaks the day after I brought it home a couple years ago and they provide great snow traction. But the story that really sealed it happened last week.

We were having quite the snow and wind storm here east of Lake Ontario. The snow band was over the house and dumping 3” per hour of snow with a 30 MPH wind. The school called and said the busses couldn’t get through the band and could only get the kids to a small town 8 miles north of the house. The fire department was open there as a warming shelter for people that had lost power so the kids would be there whenever us parents could collect them.

I hopped in the car and off I went. Traction was fine with the snow tires on. I had no problem getting through snow drifts on the back roads. The one thing I did find is that the the aerodynamic nose and hood also is directs snow up over the top of the car. Hitting a deep enough drift completely obliterates view through the windshield. I had to keep the speed down to make sure I could see where I was going.



So in short, a giant school bus, sitting up high to see over the snow banks, with large tires to get through snow drifts, couldn’t do it. But the Mach-E is a snow champ. With full time AWD and a well balanced weight distribution, it’s a better option than my F-150. While I can put the truck in 4WD, its weight is still mostly up front and it tends to want to lose traction on the back tires. Bonus points for the Mach-E being bright green, making it easy to find in the snow if I did get stuck in a ditch somewhere.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Best snow vehicle ever PXL_20230122_200116160
Great post, great true story, great positive attitude.

Makes my travels appear tame.

Think we’re alike Nike-men, though, “just do it” 😁

Worry about nowt 😁😁
 

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I love the lime green! Definitely a good color to make the car easier to find.

My CR1 is doing well in snow and acceptably on icy roads, even still on stock tires, though I probably will get either snow tires or all weather ones next year (considering all weather since we keep getting stray days in the mid-40s every 1-2 weeks in Maine this winter).
Those temps are fine for winter tires. I have winter tires for driving to Tahoe but have to sometimes drive around the Bay Area in the 60s with no issues.
 

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But… Inquiring minds want to know: When to re-wrap later this year, what color is it going to be Rod? 🤔🐩
 

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comments? I will find old Mach e 18 inch rims and snow or best all season tires for my new GT performance - a good direction ( 18's are cheaper than the 20's )
If you have a GT Performance Edition, 18” wheels will not fit due to the bigger front brakes. Not all 19” wheels will fit either. Before fitting tires to wheels, test fit any wheel you buy to make sure they fit. 😱🐩
 

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Love the pics and post! Makes me wish the MME would have existed when I lived in Sodus, NY many years ago (2012-ish). Snow was pretty awful there being right on the water. I don't miss that amount of snow at all, but wish I'd get a tiny bit in GA. I had a 2012 Escape XLT AWD when I was up there and was scared to death since I had never driven in snow/ice before moving there. Being an EMT and driving the ambulance through it was kind of fun, though.
 

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Glad you are loving the snow back home dude! Nice to see the big green machine again! Enjoy the snow!! :D
 

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Great post!

A couple of things would concern me during deep snow driving - a low clearance and a potential need to pull the car from a ditch from the back side. And, related to low clearance, a chance that a big chunk of ice (or something worse) in the deep snow will hit the battery.

Am I wrong about it?
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