I just checked some of the components on my 1991 Trek 820. The derailleurs are shimano gs200 with shimano M020 shifters. I paid $350 for the bike then and the current entry level 820 is only $370: $20 increase over 22 years.

Q 1 has it always been an entry level bike

Q 2 what is comparable of these components currently, tourney?

Thanks in advance.