1. By Linda Diane Feldt
    January 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm | permalink

    I’ve wondered about trying that with my smart. Would the Ann Arbor Parking enforcement pass it by or write a ticket? I hear it is allowed in NYC.

  2. January 16, 2011 at 10:35 am | permalink

    Isn’t that the whole point of the Smart Car? I thought the length was specifically made to match the width of most other cars, to enable this kind of nose-in parking.

  3. January 16, 2011 at 10:57 am | permalink

    Well, that’s certainly what one sees in cities in France–two Smart cars, parked nose-in, in one parking place–quite a practical space saver.

  4. By Linda Diane Feldt
    January 17, 2011 at 11:13 am | permalink

    The American smart car is ever so slightly larger than the European. Parking two nose-in would be slightly larger than a normal vehicle footprint – perhaps (ironically) more similar to the width and length of a Hummer.

    But I have found many parking spots that only a smart can use. Just one of the many joys of this car.

  5. By Trevor
    January 19, 2011 at 8:02 am | permalink

    Saw this car getting a ticket yesterday morning. This morning it’s parked “conventionally”.

    No, I’m not stalking this Smart car, it’s just on my way to work ;-)