Tinker You would think as times get more technical and manufacturing more sophisticated we would be able to improve quality and materials
Not if we have population growth like we did in the last 4 decades. Plus we had to make things more affordable for the general public.
Look around who are driving BMW nowadays ? The entry level BMW are made for "entry ,level price tag" leather seats are for the "real" BMW models with a higher price tag.
Think of it this way, with the demand for food supply increasing each year and the weather caused all kinds of trouble for the production of food. No one would think that we'd have food supply problem ? Not us, it only happen in the third world countries....... Think again.