It’s called “planned obselecence” (I know I spelled that wrong). Companies learned they can make more money if they plan for their their products to stop working after a relatively short amount of time. Capitalism in action #ThisIsTheBadTimeline
it’s called crumple zones so you survive the crash, goddamn.
Planned obsolescence is definitely a thing, but it’s more for electronic devices like smartphones than for cars.
my iPhone 6S came out three years ago and still works absolutely fine, and the latest (free) software update apparently increased the battery life.
Whereas my surface tablet is on its 4th charger because the design is just inherently prone to breakage – there’s stress on the wire when the tablet is in the default use position.