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The last picture gives me chills, careful doing such trips in a non 4x4 car.
Mine got stuck/beached and had to spend the night in forest service road.

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I would feel quite comfortable driving in that amount of snow in a 2wd vehicle. In a 4wd like my MME I would have no concerns at all.
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Am I the only one who feels sorry for that poor car, stuck outside on all that cold snow? 😀
 

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What color is that?
That's the lovely Infinite Blue. Ford stopped offering that color to orders in mid April of 2021. I got one of the last off the line in that color; I put in my order about three or four days before they dropped it.
 

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I would feel quite comfortable driving in that amount of snow in a 2wd vehicle. In a 4wd like my MME I would have no concerns at all.
Fresh snow that is not compacted is easy to drive through. Once it gets compacted into ice, or rain turns it into cement, then travel gets much more difficult.
 

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I would feel quite comfortable driving in that amount of snow in a 2wd vehicle. In a 4wd like my MME I would have no concerns at all.
Until it gets beached 😉
 

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Gorgeous. Man I wish Ford hadn't dropped that color option... :(
 

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Stunning photos--as good as any I have seen of the car. Are you a photographer?
 

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I had a rare clear day here in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, so I took my Mach-E Premium 4X up some forest service roads to test performance in snow. The car did amazing, you can definitely feel how Ford allows the wheels to spin and the back end to step out just enough to make it fun without feeling out of control or unstable at all. Can’t wait to take it up to the pass this winter for skiing!

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Beeee-youtiful pix! Thanks for sharing! 😍🐩
 

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Nice to see such great photos from a fellow Cascadian. One of the first things I did when my MME FE arrived last January was to take it over the Oregon Cascades from western Oregon where I live in the foothills of the Coast Range on the edge of the Willamette Valley to Bend in Central Oregon - which entailed crossing two high passes where traction devices were required under similar conditions to the ones in your photos. Stock tires, and handling was great. The only downside was when I got it home I discovered that the windshield looked pockmarked and sandpapered from the fine grit kicked up from the few cars in front of me during sections of the drive. The clearcoat and color layers of the car's front quarter paint also took a bad hit from road grit. I'm thinking of replacing the windshield entirely on Dec 1st when my windshield/glass roof are removed and re-adhered under the recall program. No doubt the cost will be out-of-pocket, but the condition of the windshield is pretty bad - and that all happened in the first 500 miles of owning the car driving under very typical winter pass conditions. So a word of caution that you might find the aerodynamics of the ME tend to make the streamlines of airflow hold tight to the contours of the vehicle, and this can lead to grit and small pebbles skipping along the paint and glass surfaces while in a less aerodynamic car they'd tend to be blow up and clear of doing so much damage. Unfortunately in our wet environment windshield films aren't recommended, and if I can get a paint correction done I'll probably put a film on the front of the car to minimize future damage.
 
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The last picture gives me chills, careful doing such trips in a non 4x4 car.
Mine got stuck/beached and had to spend the night in forest service road.

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Yeah there was only about 5” on the ground. Probably about the most I’d be comfortable with in that vehicle.
 
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Nice to see such great photos from a fellow Cascadian. One of the first things I did when my MME FE arrived last January was to take it over the Oregon Cascades from western Oregon where I live in the foothills of the Coast Range on the edge of the Willamette Valley to Bend in Central Oregon - which entailed crossing two high passes where traction devices were required under similar conditions to the ones in your photos. Stock tires, and handling was great. The only downside was when I got it home I discovered that the windshield looked pockmarked and sandpapered from the fine grit kicked up from the few cars in front of me during sections of the drive. The clearcoat and color layers of the car's front quarter paint also took a bad hit from road grit. I'm thinking of replacing the windshield entirely on Dec 1st when my windshield/glass roof are removed and re-adhered under the recall program. No doubt the cost will be out-of-pocket, but the condition of the windshield is pretty bad - and that all happened in the first 500 miles of owning the car driving under very typical winter pass conditions. So a word of caution that you might find the aerodynamics of the ME tend to make the streamlines of airflow hold tight to the contours of the vehicle, and this can lead to grit and small pebbles skipping along the paint and glass surfaces while in a less aerodynamic car they'd tend to be blow up and clear of doing so much damage. Unfortunately in our wet environment windshield films aren't recommended, and if I can get a paint correction done I'll probably put a film on the front of the car to minimize future damage.
Funny you mention that, I caught a rock chip on the way back down the pass and had to have it filled in
 

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Nice to see such great photos from a fellow Cascadian. One of the first things I did when my MME FE arrived last January was to take it over the Oregon Cascades from western Oregon where I live in the foothills of the Coast Range on the edge of the Willamette Valley to Bend in Central Oregon - which entailed crossing two high passes where traction devices were required under similar conditions to the ones in your photos. Stock tires, and handling was great. The only downside was when I got it home I discovered that the windshield looked pockmarked and sandpapered from the fine grit kicked up from the few cars in front of me during sections of the drive. The clearcoat and color layers of the car's front quarter paint also took a bad hit from road grit. I'm thinking of replacing the windshield entirely on Dec 1st when my windshield/glass roof are removed and re-adhered under the recall program. No doubt the cost will be out-of-pocket, but the condition of the windshield is pretty bad - and that all happened in the first 500 miles of owning the car driving under very typical winter pass conditions. So a word of caution that you might find the aerodynamics of the ME tend to make the streamlines of airflow hold tight to the contours of the vehicle, and this can lead to grit and small pebbles skipping along the paint and glass surfaces while in a less aerodynamic car they'd tend to be blow up and clear of doing so much damage. Unfortunately in our wet environment windshield films aren't recommended, and if I can get a paint correction done I'll probably put a film on the front of the car to minimize future damage.
Wow, I never thought about that, sanding the roads results in sanding the cars also! I guess that it would be good to keep some distance in those conditions, something I will try to remember when driving on sanded roads.
 
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