During my 18 month wait - I looked at any and every brand I could to see what options were available incase my order didn't arrive or if I wanted to give up. Learned a lot about other brands and what they were offering. None of them offered as much as the Maverick (to me at least) but was worth the look.I never understood brand hatred. I get someone may not like what's offered by whomever, but to hate a brand just seems odd. I've had Chevys, Fords, Toyotas, a Jeep and even an Isuzu. All were great cars. My dad was fond of AMC. Had a Nash Rambler station wagon and eventually moved up to a Rambler Six. wagon. Lots of good memories traveling across America in those cars.