Posts Tagged ‘fortwo’

And San Francisco’s Worst Parkers are the Drivers of … Smart Cars – Here’s Why – “FIRST TO PARK…WINS”

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

When Smart Cars started showing up in the 415, what I thought we’d see was:

1. Smart Car tipping (Naughty naughty!); and

2. French-style, nose-to-the-curb parking

But what we’ve gotten is just bad parking, like this.

Why’s that? Well, it has to do with the attitude of ” I can park it anywhere!”

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So the smartCar drivers come home to Russian Hill at 10:00 PM and then they find nowhere to park and then they  park their rides illegally.

You see, it’s the lofty expectations what makes them bad parkers.

The Worst Parkers in San Francisco are the Owners of SmartCars – Why? Their Expectations are Too High

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

These new SmartCars are parked willy-nilly all over town these days, on the sidewalks, in red zones, wherever.

Why? It’s ’cause some of the drivers of these vehicles think , “I can park anywhere!” (I’m srsly, that’s literally what they’ll tell you. They’re proud.)

So when they get to their destinations, they figure they’ll just make it fit, they’ll find a place.

As here, where a women in the Western Addition NoPA area tried to park three yards of Smart ForTwo into a curb space between two driveways that, well, just take a look: 

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So, you Smart Car drivers should smarten up and fly straight.

And count your blessings that practices such as Smart Tipping and Smart Tossing haven’t taken root here…

How Many Large Dogs Can Fit in the Back of a Two-Seater SmartCar? How About One, For Starters?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Snug as a bug in a rug, don’t you think?

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Oh, here’s how other people carry their dogs around in Smarts.

(And thank goodness the practice of Smart-tipping hasn’t taken off on the West Coast, huh?)

Woof woof.

Small Gift Tour – Sanrio Pop-Up Stores Coming to Town this Weekend – Wrap Your Smart Car with Hello Kitty

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Sanrio’s Pop Up Tour is coming to San Francisco October 23-24, 2010, so soon you’ll be able to get iPhone covers (3rd and 4th generation only) for $40 ‘n stuff.

And, whether you attend the tour or not, you can now wrap your SmartCar with Your Favorite Kitteh. See? 

Beep beep:

More deets on the dressing up your microcar after the jump. And here are you Pop-Up Store deets:

October 23, 2010
San Francisco
Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94105
11am to 7pm

October 24, 2010
Pier 39
Beach Street & The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94133
11:30am to 7:30pm

Oct 28: Portland, OR

Oct 30-31: Seattle, WA

Nov 4: Sacramento, CA

Nov 6: San Diego, CA

Nov 7: Orange County, CA

Nov 13-14: Las Vegas, NV

Nov 16: Tempe, AZ

Nov 19: Austin, TX

Nov 21: New Orleans, LA

Nov 26-28: Atlanta, GA

Dec 2-5: Miami, FL

Dec 10-11: New York City, NY

See you there!

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The Reason Why San Francisco Loves the ForTwo Smart Car: Easy Parking

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Even a Mini Cooper would have trouble parallel parking in this space, but a red fortwo from smart had no trouble at all. Now the driver has full access to the Clement street shopping district. And it appears to be parked legally, unlike some other smarts in town these days that park 90 degrees the wrong way.

Hurray!

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Look for the fortwo in the new movie release The Pink Panther II, starring Steve Martin.

Base-model MSRP is now a bit over $12k – maybe it’s for you.

SmartCars Take Over San Francisco’s Lombard Street

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

It was on this morning at the OFFICIAL 2008 NorCal Region SMART RALLY & Lombard St. Photoshoot in San Francisco. The whole thing was just like critical mass, but for cars instead of bikes.

How many Smart Cars can fit into one block of Lombard Street in scenic Russian Hill? This many, or about a hundred-something as long as you park them six inches apart and side-by-side, as if they are loading onto Noah’s Ark. Kiltbear ably captured the mise-en-scene.

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Photo taken by drdrtsai - check out the entire set on Flickr.

The Obamamobile was there – could this have been an opportunity for Obama to campaign? No matter, look for Smarts all over the Bay Area today.

Proposed Agenda:
-7:00 to 8am staging area (address released to registered smarties)
-8:30 line up at Lombard street
-10:30-11:30am start scenic cruise Fort Point
-12:00am meet and greet (East parking lot of Spinnikers in Sausalito)
-12:01-2:30pm lunch and/or continued meet and greet
-3pm *Optional drive down highway 1