I know Alex well and he indeed is honest when he says he doesn't need a truck. He has always used his trailer behind a good tow vehicle for bringing home building materials and such. For him, the trailer has provided way more capability than most pickup trucks could. I have made the choice on the Maverick myself because while I don't always need a truck, the packaging and price of the Maverick Hybrid is way more appealing than a Prius and offers a good deal more capability. Having had trucks before, you suddenly find a lot of uses including helping out a friend when they need to bring something big home.