Whatever model Charger you end up with, I predict you will enjoy it. I too am in my 50's, and brought home my first Charger last October. I have been a sports sedan enthusiast since I bought my 1995 Taurus SHO back in 1997.
I understand that some folks think that anything with more than 2 doors can't be sporty, but I disagree. Being able to take your family or friends with you where ever you go in comfort is important. Especially, if those family members are young enough to need car seats.
I have wanted a Charger since they came out in 06, but the original body style was not my fav, and they were too new and pricey for me at the time. I think they are as reliable as any other car as long as you take care of them. The LE folks run them pretty hard, and they come back for more.
Do yourself a favor if you are not in a big hurry, and peruse the internet for the best pricing. It is not not uncommon to save $2-$3K if you are willing to travel a bit. I am in southwest Ohio, and I found mine on autotrader.com in Dundee, MI.
If you haven't driven one with a Hemi, I encourage you to do so before you buy. In my case, I had driven both, and plan on keeping mine for a long time. At this point, it is not a daily driver, so mpg is not a huge thing for me. Being semi-retired helps also.
2004 Flame Red Dodge Durango SLT Hemi AWD 3/26/10
2014 Billet Silver Dodge Charger R/T Hemi AWD 10/27/16
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