2 months with a new 2011.
It is practical, functional, a screaming good value with rebates, pleasant looking, but a bit boring to drive.
For the price I paid, I could hardy buy a small import sedan with the same trim level.
If you want the maximum passenger and cargo space you can get in any sedan around 20K, then the Impala LT is your car.
With room like this, you wont need an SUV.
On the rare occasion you actually *do* need to transport sheets of plywood, pop the rear seats down and load up.
The other 364 days of the year you'll enjoy cheaper payments and 10 or more extra MPG.
It does most things great, a few things good, and nothing poorly.
Best large sedan value, period.
Value, room, good looks.
Perhaps a bit more refined five or even six speed automatic.
I wouldnt complain about a bit more power, either.