Here's one of the reasons I love Toyota pickups: like most of 'em, mine has a sliding glass rear window. And I need to replace the latch. Looking for an old latch on eBay, I learned something. Between 1979 and 2000, Toyota updated the rear-window latch a couple times, but they never changed the drilling. So the window latches are interchangeable over a range of more than twenty years. A latch from a 1979 Hilux
will fit in a 2000 Tacoma
, and vice-versa. No planned obsolescence, no change for its own sake, just sweet sweet interoperability.