Central Parking is the third parking company in the New York area with which Penske has made a special arrangement – fortwo drivers can also get discounts with Meyers Parking and Icon Parking Systems in Manhattan, and with AviStar Airport Parking, with lots at both JFK and LaGuardia Airports. But with more than 350 parking lots and garages in Manhattan and the NYC vicinity, Central Parking is the big fish in the area.
Now, Smart USA is looking for similar deals for fortwo drivers in cities all over the country and says it is in discussions with other parking services. Smart USA dealers are also marketing the deals as an extra perk to potential fortwo buyers.
An offer like this might seal the deal for a potential fortwo buyer who hates to waste time looking for parking and would rather just pay a service to stow their diminutive ride. Not me, though. If I drive a fortwo, I’d relish the opportunity to slide into tiny parking spots. After all, that’s the best part of the car’s curb appeal.
Smart USA is also planning to pilot a unique car-sharing program called car2go, beginning this fall in Austin, Texas.