After owning a 60 and now a 100 my intuition agrees with yours.My intuition was that the 80 series LC's where cheaper to maintain because it was an older less tech vehicle.
I know that screen/climate/nav thing all too well. I have an 04 and it went on me. Luckily I had it fixed for $900 instead of the $5300.After owning a 60 and now a 100 my intuition agrees with yours.
PS: don't forget about the integrated stereo/climate/nav screen thing that dies and sucks $$$ on the newer 100s. 100 is high tech for better(fun,fast,safe,cool) and worse($$$, less field serviceable/mod-able).
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I'm getting them installed correctly in my driveway for $220. Seems reasonable to me.Windshields on a 100 $$$,