Brad, the GMC Sahara vans ( there are no station wagons) owned by the Auto Road are geared, equipped, and maintained for 5 to 7 round trips per day, day in and day out, spring summer and fall. There is a more frequent oil change requirement and a high level of maintenance looking towards fluid levels on a daily basis with vehicles in this heavy service. Believe me, the Auto Road drivers have their forms to fill out to keep the fleet legal.
That is in no way the experience of a single car doing a round trip one time. Auto Tranny== first gear up and down. Got a Triptronic and can't find 1st ( never BTDT) Ask me, I can show you.
Too many people have a hissy over this and blow it off, it is an automatic tranny they say, and it knows what to do. LOL Doom on them.
It is a drivers world, look out for the drivers, not the cars