For europeans I say Lada Niva (Lada sold the name Niva to GM I think, so now only 4x4 is the name), a no BS car, some parts are still the same from 1978! High and Low drive, RWD when in 2WD.
Even still able to crank it up with an crank in 2011, no airbag, no crashtest...
12k €uro for a new one in Italy and the only car I know of that can be bought with a snowblade from the factory (no aftermarket).www.lada.it
To think before you type is like wiping your butt before you dump.