Given the choice, which 4x4 shitbox would you import (to the USA, so 25 year rule), a Fiat Panda 4x4 (or Lancia Y10 or SEAT Marbella) or a Lada Niva 4x4? Why?

Both cars underwent pretty major revisions in the early 90s - the Fiat had their second face-lift in 1991 while the Lada got it’s first major redesign in 1993 (1 year before the 25 year import cutoff). In each case it was a big deal because the manufacturer introduced electronic fuel injection.