Sadly we live in manufactured obsolescence. The root of the issue is greed no doubt. My dad has a newer JD, a 42 Farmall H, and a 91 2355 JD. Guess which one is always down and in limp mode vs the other two that won’t die?Agriculture is a very strange thing. If I see the German tractor here, we have a lot of tractors witch are from the forties, still driving and in use. And this modern tractors with GPS and complicated electronic ar permanently broken and if such a product is ten years old, nobody can repair that anymore.
I said to a friend of mine at least, when I had a server witch worked for nearly sixteen years, that this is a good product. He said to me a Volkswagen Golf will not reach 16 years and I answered: Isn't that crazy. If you own a 20 year-old Golf and you care for it, it will get another 16 years without problems. If you buy a new Golf, it will never get more than 10 years old.
I was ride or die GM until 07. Manufactured obsolescence is the only thing they know now. A multitude of issues caused the downward spiral for GM since then. I’ll keep my 2 GMT800s and 1 GMT400 as long as I possibly can. Honestly, I personally will never drive anything newer than an 06 or so for these very reasons. And that’s not just against GM, I’m pointing the finger at everything rolling off lots today.