Parallel Parking: The drivers must drive a Winnebago up a hill in reverse, and then parallel park it between two luxury vehicles - a Cadillac in front and a BMW behind. Andrew is seated in the BMW, and is kept in communication with the motor home.
Best Performer: Neither Karen, Shannon, nor Michael hit either car in their attempts, though Shannon hits the fewest number of obstacles among the three with four. Sean, the fastest at the task, manages to park in only two attempts (although his end result is that one wheel is not on solid ground).
Worst Performer: Neither Matt nor Jodi finish the challenge: for Matt, his first attempt was good, but he ended up being parallel to where he wanted to park, and chooses to pull out and retry from the beginning, rather than adjust his vehicle slowly. However, each of Matt's attempts were worse than the one before. For Jodi, she parks in such a way so as to hit the Cadillac in the event of brake failure. Of the contestants that do manage to park, Henrietta had the most hits and made the most attempts, largely because she had never parallel parked before in her life.
Eye of the Needle: In this traditional challenge, the contestants must go through a series of box archways and between columns of boxes, first at 30 km/h and then at 60 km/h.
Best Performer: Matt manages to do both runs without destroying any boxes, but clips the right-side mirror in both runs. Michael does not hit anything at all, but had to redo his fast run for failing to maintain speed.
Worst Performer: Once again, Colin fails to try in this challenge, choosing to drive at over 60 km/h in his slow run, though he does not hit anything. Of the contestants that did make an attempt to do the challenge as instructed, Henrietta is by far the worst - as it turns out, her 20/100 vision requires her to wear glasses to drive, which she does not do. Thus, she crashes into boxes even in her slow run, where she drives at 19 km/h. Also notable is Jodi, who is the first contestant in the series to hit an obstacle on the driver's side.
Driving Distracted: Matt's stellar performance in the Eye of the Needle seemed to indicate that he is a better driver without the distractions. To demonstrate this point, a course was set up specifically for him. There, while driving three laps around a narrow track, he does not hit any obstacles, but hits 13 of the 43 obstacles once given a cell phone, a CD, a sandwich, and a drink.
Crazy Eights: In this challenge, the contestants must reverse through a figure-eight obstacle course, two contestants at a time. The contestants start at one end of the obstacle course, and the only places in the course where there is enough room to pass the other car is in the middle and at the other end of the course. Henrietta and Karen have the first heat, while Matt and Jodi have the second. Speed demons Sean and Colin have the third heat, and Michael and Shannon round out the fourth heat.
Best Performer: Matt and Sean both hit two obstacles each: for Matt, he hits one on the way to the halfway point, and the other as he was shutting down his car, while Sean makes his two hits on the way to the halfway point. Sean is also the fastest to finish at just over four minutes, while Matt finished in just under 30 minutes, due to having to wait for Jodi at the halfway point (Matt even trying to help her get there faster). Matt had also tried to assist Jodi in finishing after he was himself complete. Jodi herself managed only three hits.
Worst Performer: Andy and Allan were instructed by Andrew to count the number of obstacles that their nominees would hit, but it only served to frustrate Henrietta and Karen - to the point that both demanded that their husbands be ejected from their cars as both contestants were passing each other. Both would finish in under an hour, though. Also notable was that Colin had trashed the course again (though after finishing with the second-fastest time) due to having lost to Sean in their "race".
Slowest Performer: Neither Michael nor Shannon had managed to make it to the middle of the course on the way to the halfway point after 40 minutes, forcing Andrew to teach the two how to adjust their vehicle with "S-bends". For Shannon in particular, it had proven to be a valuable lesson.
In deliberation, the judges are split between Matt, Shannon and Jodie. In end, Matt is the first graduate as long as he promises to drive safely without driving distracted ever again. He agrees and is given a Bluetooth headset as a parting gift.