yes - its a bit tough and ages quite well, the older ones were built like volvos (as in material made by mixing rocks and steel) - but its an "aaloo ki tarkaari" type car - defined as boring - trust me i have one. They also arent worth a damn in the snow or on bad roads.
the only reason they sell in so much numbers anywhere is the Pakistani and Indian population - if you dont beleive me just look at the demographics yourself,, e.g. if you are behind a 1997-2005 camry on the road in USA, you can easily win a bet that the driver would be a desi person when you pass them, because the odds are that 85% of the times it is. I also owned a 1997 beige one, people think I did it for desi tradition but infact I paid next to nothing for it as it required engine work. I do own a camry now too but I usually get old people telling me "beta ye aap ne ghalat wali camry le li hai, ye 2 door hai aur gehra haray rang ki hai, hum desi loag sirf 4 darwazay waali letay hain goldunn colour mein"... Then they see me in my benz - same hazraat tell me "beta ye haathi aap ne ghalat paal liya hai" - cant get a break man!
For real vehicles that are considered best in my opinion are listed as under.
Ford model T - (reliable horseless carriage FTW)
Austin 7 - (miniature horseless carriage FTW)
VW type 1 (for the masses)
Fiat 500 (cheap production for the masses)
Citroen DS (the grandmama of smooth driving big FWD sedan with super luxo features e.g. changing the wheel has minimum effort too)
Willys GP (what you now know as Jeep mutt - no explanation required, if you need explanation then shutdown your PW account)
Land Rover Defender (this is the original global trek vehicle - in some cases it was the first vehicle ever seen by people in some places)
Toyota Land Cruiser (this is the vehicle that got the broken LR Defenders out of the wilderness)
Mercedes Benz W123 (you never ask a german blacksmith to make a car - it will be a car that refuses to die)
Mercedes Benz G (you take the LR Defender concept and make it to german standard and goat capability)