I love this filter! I’ve had one for over 8 years with no problems. The motor is fine, same with the impeller. I find it so easy to clean and maintain. I believe its the best filter for tanks sized 5-20 gallons. I have one in my 5 1/2 gallon, and one in my 20 gallon.
Aquaclears in general are really good, the fact that they are usually on sale in at least one store every 2 months is a plus also.