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    Mirage vs Deep Snow

    I live just west of Erie, Pa across the border in Ohio where they got 53" yesterday and still accumulating today. Wifey asked me to take her to work and pick her up because of the deep snow. At first it was not so bad, but the closer we got to the lake, the worse it was. We literally pushed snow over our hood for the last 9 miles into town. By time we got to town closer to the lake, the snow was even deeper and the roads were rutted up pretty bad. We went past at least 6 vehicles stuck in the snow.

    Her boss called and said she could not get out of her driveway. We detoured even closer to the lake to pick her up. The main road was terrible, but at least some traffic been on it. As soon as I turned down her side road, the Mighty Space Peanut stopped dead in it's tracks. The snow was waist deep and the little car could not push through. In order to back out, I had to turn off the traction control to get some tire spin and rock it back and forth. It came out after a couple shots and waited for her to walk to the main road.

    I took the day off to relax and that did not happen. I spent a few hours in town helping shovel snow. I went home and then picked her up later. All I have to say is that even with stock tires, this little car was very impressive driving in this kind of snow.....


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    They are quite capable in deep snow. We've had a few good storms here with lackluster response from plowing crews. I've had to make the 45km run to work a couple times with snow deep enough to rub the seatbottoms.
    Not fast for sure but adequately accomplished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet View Post
    I live just west of Erie, Pa across the border in Ohio where they got 53" yesterday
    I can't even get my head around that number! If we get 4" down here in southwest Ohio, you'd think it was the end of the world!

    I hope I don't need to find out how well the car goes in the snow...but I'm glad to hear it is capable!

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    I laughed at Waist deep. Cool pic I have yet to take mine in more than a dusting. 53" what theeeee

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    I'm not impressed anymore. These cars seem to drive well in anything lol...

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    Johhny, I like the way your fog lamps light up without your headlights being on. Is there a write up of how you done that?

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    I simply wired them to come on with the parking lights.
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    I live about 30 minutes east of Erie PA and we definitely have some snow. Another 15-20" due today and tomorrow. My Mirage with a decent set of snow tires has been an absolute beast in this mess so far. I love this thing.

    BUT I will say if the snow is too deep the car is light enough to just scoot right on top of it and get stuck. Not enough weight to keep it down in the thick stuff. But light enough to get a quick push by someone with a spare hand!

    Edit - here's a pic of our local Inn

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    Took the Mirage on a ride to the Lake Shore area in N. Kingsville, Ohio where they got over a foot of snow overnight and another foot expected. This little car performs outstanding in winter driving conditions......

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