I bought a Prusa I3 MK3 Nov 2018. I’ve run perhaps 25 KG of filament through it with a probably 95% success rate on my prints.
Had one part catch and break, which I repaired with epoxy putty. I’ve intended to print a replacement (the design is open source), but it will involve completely tearing down and rebuilding the printhead - a task I’m not looking forward to.
The prusa is a bit spendy (~$1000) but Is a solid and well-supported design.
There are cheaper options out there: the Creality Ender 5 is popular in the terrain-printing FB groups to which I am subscribed. They are in the $500 range.
Owning a 3D printer is a bit like owning a project car: some initial work is needed to get it tuned up and running, and expect periodic tinkering to keep it going.
The less you spend on your project, the more tinkering you should expect.
3D printers (even higher-end ones) are not really at at consumer product level like a toaster or microwave. If you’re not into tinkering and/or not tolerant of failures, a 3D printer might not be right for you.
A lot of tuning and maintenance happens on the DMS printers behind the scenes to keep them running as well as they do.