1020 was and still is a great utilty sized tractor. What on earth are your comments based on? It has a rock-solid engine (gas or diesel) and came with standard power wet brakes. Name me another tractor that vintage that was durable and available with power steering, power wet brakes, hydraulic hi-low or reverser, 8 speed trans, independent PTO, diff lock, closed-center hydraulics, etc.
I've got a gas 300 (basically a 1020 painted yellow) and a 300B diesel with a loader and backhoe.