All Blog Posts Tagged 'parking' (7)

On School Parking Lots

Few things are as risky as a high school parking lot. Driving the smallest car in the school almost triples that risk around where I am. Known as "That Chick With The Smart Car" or "That Crazy Chick With The Tiny Car", I've gotten my share of glares, and aggravated beeping, and mostly snarky comments about whether my car will make it over the speed mountain the city placed in front of our school.

Usually, I attempt to get one of the closer, end spaces, within view of the far windows…

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Added by Justine Trollinger on September 6, 2011 at 11:16pm — 3 Comments

SmartPark JFK - Airport Parking Solutions for "SMART" owners

We are SmartPark JFK and our "special" price for "Smart" cars is $7 daily.

That's HALF of our regular airport parking rate.

It just make PLANE sense.

SmartPark JFK - for "Smart" people

Added by Adam Smart on June 23, 2009 at 6:44pm — 2 Comments

World's Worst Driver

One of the reasons I bought a Smart car was because I was always backing up into something in my wife's Avalanche. Today, I proved that it wasn't the Avalanche that was at fault.



I was so proud of myself for pulling headfirst into a parallel parking space, without having to back into it.

When we got out, I checked front and back, and was pleased to see that I had TONS of room front and back. I was parked right in front of this crowded sidewalk cafe, and I looked up to meet the… Continue

Added by Monty on March 22, 2009 at 5:36pm — 5 Comments

1st service required at 3 months

Sonic is 3 months old today, and had to go in for service. Yesterday when I parked, the parking brake wouldn't engage - just flopped limply. I called the dealer, and arranged to take it in today. I was told no one had ever heard of this particular thing happening. They ended up having to order a part, and I'll have to take it back in a week or so. Luckily they can fix it while I wait.



I also had the gear shift lubed while I had it there, as several here had advised doing as a… Continue

Added by judi on December 12, 2008 at 8:55pm — 1 Comment

Backing up...

I was at a soccer game on Sunday. In the parking lot to my left was empty parking spaces, to my right was a SUV, sidewalk in the front. After the game I was about to leave, there was another car blocking me perpendicularly, the driver was talking to the guy loading up his SUV next to me. There was about 3 feet of space to the front of my Smart, 2 feet in the back to the car that was blocking me. Since there was room, I started backing up about another foot or so. Then I heard the other guys in… Continue

Added by 1QSMART on October 16, 2008 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

smart parking initiatives

Dear fellow smarties,

We all appreciate how nimble and easy to park our smarts are, but I have yet to hear (let alone see) of any initiatives or special parking spaces specifically provided for smart people in the US.

I am curious to know whether any of you have started such efforts or know someone who has and what advice my stem from that?

Added by toes on August 22, 2008 at 10:48pm — 8 Comments

Scoring points with my mortgage broker

My mortgage broker came over today to have me sign some papers. Seems he is a car nut and really REALLY wanted to sit in my Smart. We drove around the block as I talked about the features of the car. When we got back to the house I noticed that he had parked his Hummer H2 across the street.



I said, "Check this out" and rather than parallel park in front of him or behind, I pulled straight into the curb. He couldn't believe it, especially when we got out and looked at how far I stuck… Continue

Added by Richard Bliss on July 11, 2008 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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