Still the best coffee maker around for the price. I have purchased many, many coffee makers over the years and the Mr. Coffee generally lasts the longest. I recommend if you want the most longevity, get a plain coffee maker without any of the fancy electronics to go out, no clock to reset every time the poser goes out, etc.
This one is very simple, just an on off switch, which I prefer. (I hate having to keep re-starting the coffee pot, or forgetting to and finding the entire carafe cold because I forgot to reset the auto-off again. Mr. Coffee also has a large wide-open water reservoir to fill easily on a sleepy morning without pouring water all over!
All coffee makers have a badly manufactured brewer from time to time, but you are generally safer going with the Mr. Coffee if you want something inexpensive, yet still reasonable good quality.