Cars have become much harder to work on over the last 2 decades. At first, before that, during the muscle car era, things were simpler and there was a lot more room under the hood to work and see. Then things became compact, lighter, more efficient (and complex). Makes sense. Got a little harder to work on, and definitely harder to learn, but we got really efficient cars. But recently, with the increased electronification of cars, the automakers have been fighting in court to prevent reverse engineering their software. The thing is, what is done by software is a list that gets bigger all the time. So, yes, people who work on cars a lot have been feeling the lack of love for a while. A lot of these cars that are coming out now will have a lot of broken gadgets and other irreparable systems possibly leading to an early trip to the metal scrappers. The auto makers want you to buy new, the aging American fleet concerns them for obvious reasons.