I am married, but the transmission is really smooth. HOWEVER, I do live in Florida and on the coast, so there are no hills to speak of. Everything is pretty easy going around these parts.So maybe I should have stayed manual. We go into the mountains a lot from low altitude Arizona. With the 6 speed I had in the JL Sport, it was living hell going uphill or passing cars. I would have to downshift two gears for any power and it still wasn’t like what I get now with the automatic. It would jerk the wife awake which wasn’t pleasant. So that apparently isn’t your experience? Or you don’t have a wife?