The Jeep Commander, at 188.5 inches long, is about the length of your typical midsize sedan, and significantly shorter than many other SUVs, including the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, the new Ford Explorer, and even slightly shorter than the latest-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee. You'd think with such tidy dimensions, it would be a breeze to park and maneuver around parking lots.
But piloting the Jeep SUV proved to be a challenge for this particular woman, who made multiple full-lock turns with seemingly minimal movement. The edge-of-your-seat action was captured by a peeping Tom with his smartphone through the blinds who provided play-by-play commentary on female driving skills, and the current subject at hand with his friends. You can draw your own conclusions about the commentator's level of intoxication or sobriety.
With the Commander's angular, blocky styling, you would think that its dimensions would be pretty clearly defined and visible from the driver's seat, but this particular driver seems to have an issue with distance perception. One comment on the videos suggested the audible distance alert system may have been beeping at her, causing her paranoia about the available distance. Finally, after literal inches of fore and aft progress, the woman successfully navigates her way out of the parking lot.
Have you had a similar experience where you thought you had a lot less distance than you thought, and ended up making a multiple-point turn, or do you just go for it, tap the other vehicles, and get on your way?
You can watch the agonizingly amusing footage below: