20. Lada Niva
Entering the car market in the early â70s, the Niva was the most common SUV in the ex-Soviet Union. They sold it in significant numbers abroad, so you would often see it on the dusty roads in many Third World counties. And you might think it is a dependable, rugged vehicle, considering its use.
Although the Niva is simple, affordable, and rugged, and it can go off-road, it has a big problem with quality. To be honest, the Niva is too problematic to say it is dependable. In fact, it is often riddled with mechanical issues of all kinds.