That's the thing: I didn't even 'mud-it' that hard. Just sloshed through a couple trails and boogied around collecting firewood in a (muddy) field near my mother's. The guy didn't believe me, he was convinced I had it burried up to the windows.. even started in on a lecture about hydrolocking.. I thought he was overreacting until I looked for myself. I must have picked up a lot more last weekend at mum's than I thought..
You're right, I need to modify those engine bay sheilds!