In regular "D" mode, I find the auto trans likes to stay at very low rpm's when driving "gently". I leave mine in "DS" mode a good part of the time to keep the revs up a little more and let the engine exercise a bit. I'm coming from 12 years of driving manuals and typically, driving a manual keeps the engine at higher revs, this is not necessarily a bad thing during break-in. You don't want to never let the engine breathe a little and get to 4500 rpm a few times.
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