Mine is about 20 years and I agree with you. No computer chips, so less to fail. It looks a bit bashed about, but it works fine.
Ours is about 30 years old. The advantage of the older machines is there's so little to go wrong. And I prefer my clothes to be practical rather than just looking good. Nothing that requires special treatment exists in my wardrobe.
Our old machine was about twenty-eight years old when it was finally condemned. It had its quirks (the door could be opened mid-wash, but was hell to open when the wash had finished!), but it did its job admirably. The last time it got serviced (about three years before it finally died), the washing machine repair chap took one look at it and said, with awe, "It's older than I am!"
And on a completely different SS note:
If you absolutely HAVE to use Lynx deodorant (Ax for folks on the other side of the Atlantic), please don't...
a - use it out on the gym floor
b - spray it in the direction of someone actively working out
Yeah, leg extensions and sneezing fits work so well together (not) - and I'm not even someone who's particularly sensitive to scents!