Summary: I've had this printer for a number of years and it never failed me. It's a well made machine. The only issue I ever had with it is if you buy the manufacturer's (HP) ink cartridges it's like they're robbing you charging so much for a little piece of plastic with some ink in it ($40 - $50 for the two cartridges). Get the ink on ebay. You'll save a ton of money!!!
Summary: This rating is not for the brand of printer itself, but the specific printer I received. I ordered this one because I bought the exact same one previously. It worked great for a really long time and then just crapped out. I had SO many extra ink cartridges left over that were only compatible for this printer so I decided to just buy the same one again. It was hard to find because I guess it was kind of old at that point but I eventually stumbled across this used one.
Summary: I have had an HP D4160 inkjet printer since 2006. It worked perfectly for the past seven years. It finally began to have problems that could be fixed, but at a cost exceeding that of a new printer. The HP D4160 is no longer produced. So, before purchasing a new printer, a friend recommended I go on E-bay to see if I could find a HP D4160. Not only did I find one, but it was new and never out of the manufacturer's box! The price was right, and the sender sent it promptly.
Summary: I've had this printer for about 2 years now, maybe 3, and at first it was a dream. Very affordable (I paid about $70 for mine), the ink was reasonably priced (for ink) and it printed beautifully. Now i'm having issues with the ink. I get one or two consistent uses out of an ink cartiridge before the Yellow mysteriously stops working. It always seems to be the yellow, even though i mostly print blues and reds.
Summary: This is my 2nd review on this printer. Aside from some initial problems with one leaky cartridge, this printer has been reliable for moderate home use...mostly printing text dociments...for 4+ years. We just got a new Emachines desktop with windows 7...my fingers were crossed hoping that I wouldn't have to buy a new printer. The good news is that HP's Win7 driver upgrade installed automatically...I didn't have to do anything beyond plugging in the USB cable.