We've all been there. The only parking spot on the street is just a little too small to fit your car. You can chalk it up to careless motorists or too many cars on the road. But if you want the best shot at a parking space, your best bet is to think small. Really small.
While American motorists have long known about compact cars, the category isn't really designed to measure the ease with which a car can be parked in a tight spot. The Environmental Protection Agency defines a car as compact if its total passenger and cargo volume is 100 to 109 cubic feet. But as anyone who has ever tried to cram into a tiny space knows, it's really a question of length and width -- the same factors we use to measure a parking space.
Each of these small cars is among the shortest and narrowest you can buy. And because they're all tiny, they are incredibly maneuverable compared to larger models, which means they can easily get into and out of parking spaces that just aren't open to motorists driving bigger cars. Here is Bankrate's list of cars you'll never have trouble parking.