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Old 01-14-2014, 02:21 AM   #1
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2014 Camaro RS vs 2014 Charger R/T

I know that the comparison is a little bit off (hence, coupe vs full size sedan, v6 vs v8.... etc.).. and I'm asking in a Camaro forum but if you are at the same condition as this, what would you do?

I tried to build a Camaro v6 and Charger v8 (r/t) with a couple of options in TrueCar, and I got similar price (around 33k).
What I have thought in comparing those two are:

Camaro
1. More reliable (?) and higher resale value <- this one really matters though, when buying a new car...
2. Way more appealing looks than the Charger
3. Better safety rating (all 5 stars)
4. Available HUD, cleaner and simpler MID, head unit, dashboard

Charger
1. More practical (4+1 passengers, more cargo room)
2. More "tech-savvy" (keyless entry and start, more options and settings in the head unit, blind spot available, etc.)
3. Better visibility (to be honest I've just ever driven the Camaro, even it's the 2011 one, but seeing from the outside tells me that this is true)
4. More power, of course

and both lists will continue....
anyway, seeing the similar price and comparing both of them (you can add your ones too!), which one would you choose and why?
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:22 AM   #2
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Nearly every comparison you made is just your opinion so can't really argue there. Anyway, it's a Camaro forum so not one is going to say get the charger.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:25 AM   #3
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In the end which one do you want to drive?

I chose between the V6 Camaro and an Evo X MR, obviously I picked the Camaro, why? Because I wanted it just a little bit more.

What do you want?
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:59 AM   #4
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Charger!!!! I don't think a V6 Camaro is going to hold value better than a simalirly optioned Charger RT JMO.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:44 PM   #5
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I think Pi kappa alpha is correct. Most of what you listed is opinion. i HAVE AN 08 CHARGER V6 AS MY DAILY DRIVER AND love IT! Bought a 2010 Camaro 2SS and love it too. But.....I tink the new Chargers look outstanding. My next car after the Camaro is most likely an SRT Charger. You cant go wron either way. Both really good cars. I would disagree with you on reliability. Both are pretty good. Good luch with which ever yo choose. Also, if you dont have to buy new, there are some great deals on low miles SS Camaros out there. I got my 2010 2SS with 20k miles on it for $23K. Just a thought.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:32 PM   #6
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I would find a nice SS ( used low miles) for that same $33000.
But of the 2 I would get the R/T.

Btw I got my 2ss used , options just like I wanted , 6000 miles , 2 years ago less than $29k
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:41 PM   #7
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They both hold their value pretty well but the Charger might have the edge their. If you need the room go with the Charger. If it's just a fun car to drive around the Camaro sounds right for you.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:09 PM   #8
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Charger RT full size sedan V8 nice inside with the leather.

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Wouldn't trade my Camaro though lol
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:13 PM   #9
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buy a member's car from the for sale section here for the 33k. I would bet it was taken care of immensly well and have a few cool mods that someone has done that you don't have to do! Im doing this next time around haha
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:33 PM   #10
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Yes check the members classifieds for a good Camaro
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:34 PM   #12
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If you have a family get the charger, but if you don't plan on starting a family and having a small posse when traveling then get the Camaro SS that is.
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:39 AM   #13
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Charger! If you wanna mod it a VVT cam will really wake them new mopars!
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:15 AM   #14
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Go with what will make you happy. Both are great cars.

I think the Camaro looks better than the Charger.
The Charger is more functional if you routinely have more than 1 passenger.

For me a V8 is music to my ears. My wife had a modded V6 Mustang that was faster than a stock V8 but in the end she had to have the V8 for the sound.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:30 PM   #15
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Thanks for the replies!

It's true that most of them are my personal opinion, that's why I want to know yours too
To be honest, the most thing that bothers me is, why does the Charger has way "cheaper" price than the Camaro? I mean for the same price I can get a more well-equipped and more powerful engine... I thought it must be something related to the brand itself, which made me thought Dodge is not as reliable as Chevy, or its value may drop off a cliff for a couple years (I'm planning to use it for around 4-5yrs), in this case.

Even a lot of my relatives just "skipped" or "avoided" Chrysler Group (chrysler, dodge, ram, etc.) cars when they were looking for a new car. I also have heard the issue of the Pentastar engine...

Anyway, I agree that the new chargers look really great, though. If I decide to get it, I'll get the 100th Anniversary Edition
But the Camaros are still more eye-catching than the Chargers they attract more people's attention (including mine of course ) ,

As for the suggestion on getting a used one, let me know if you've seen one in my area, I can't find a 2013 in my area :(

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Old 01-15-2014, 09:50 PM   #16
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I looked at Chargers a bit before getting my Camaro and frankly, imo, I made the right choice. It's all down to preference really, but for me the manual transmission was a must and the Charger didn't even offer it. They're nice cars though (esp the newest models).
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:54 PM   #17
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Here's my opinion. I have a 2012 Charger V6 (SXT) and a 2012 Camaro V6 2LT/RS (wife's). The Charger has a different ride and I'm not saying it in a bad way. The ride is smoother and won't jar your kidneys although it's still very stable and responsive. We originally purchased the Charger because it can comfortable seat our family of 5. The Camaro not so much. The Camaro is harder to get in and out of and the controls for radio/interior is not as straight forward (Seems like the electronics were and afterthought). The Bluetooth also doesn't sound as well. The R/T Charger will be quicker but, not by a whole lot. At least not as much as others may think. The car weighs around 500 lbs more and only has about 20 more hp, but quite a bit more torque. Insurance for the Charger will also be more because of the V8 and R/T badge. I do like both platforms but, for different reasons. Reliability will be similar possibly and edge to the Charger since the motor has been around for while longer. All of your other points seem spot on. Visibility in the Camaro is tough but, with the backup camera, it's fine. If you have questions, please let me know.
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You're problem is that you have heard a lot of incorrect information about Chrysler. Mine have been the most reliable cars i have owned and I have owned a LOT of GM cars too. Also, what pentastar V6 issues? From what i have seen they are extremely reliable (there was an early recall in 11 for a bad batch, but most hadn't even been sold and were replaced before a customer even got their hands on them, but that is it). The LX cars easily hold their values as well as the Camaro. Anyways, diver them both and buy the one that you like best.

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Thanks for the replies!

It's true that most of them are my personal opinion, that's why I want to know yours too
To be honest, the most thing that bothers me is, why does the Charger has way "cheaper" price than the Camaro? I mean for the same price I can get a more well-equipped and more powerful engine... I thought it must be something related to the brand itself, which made me thought Dodge is not as reliable as Chevy, or its value may drop off a cliff for a couple years (I'm planning to use it for around 4-5yrs), in this case.

Even a lot of my relatives just "skipped" or "avoided" Chrysler Group (chrysler, dodge, ram, etc.) cars when they were looking for a new car. I also have heard the issue of the Pentastar engine...

Anyway, I agree that the new chargers look really great, though. If I decide to get it, I'll get the 100th Anniversary Edition
But the Camaros are still more eye-catching than the Chargers they attract more people's attention (including mine of course ) ,

As for the suggestion on getting a used one, let me know if you've seen one in my area, I can't find a 2013 in my area :(

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Here's my opinion. I have a 2012 Charger V6 (SXT) and a 2012 Camaro V6 2LT/RS (wife's). The Charger has a different ride and I'm not saying it in a bad way. The ride is smoother and won't jar your kidneys although it's still very stable and responsive. We originally purchased the Charger because it can comfortable seat our family of 5. The Camaro not so much. The Camaro is harder to get in and out of and the controls for radio/interior is not as straight forward (Seems like the electronics were and afterthought). The Bluetooth also doesn't sound as well. The R/T Charger will be quicker but, not by a whole lot. At least not as much as others may think. The car weighs around 500 lbs more and only has about 20 more hp, but quite a bit more torque. Insurance for the Charger will also be more because of the V8 and R/T badge. I do like both platforms but, for different reasons. Reliability will be similar possibly and edge to the Charger since the motor has been around for while longer. All of your other points seem spot on. Visibility in the Camaro is tough but, with the backup camera, it's fine. If you have questions, please let me know.
You're information is way off on some things. the R/T will be way quicker the SS. Yes, the weight difference (closer to 300-400 pounds) is steep, but it is a much bigger car. the has 323 HP, the Charger 372, a 49 HP difference. the torque difference is well over 100 pound feet too. A well driven R/T can hit mid 13s or better, a V6 Camaro is a mid 14 second car with the manual and slower with the auto.
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Youre getting ripped off if youre spending 33k on a V6 camaro...

ppl on here have got SS 1LE's for 32-36k OTD ALL IN.


Keep looking...
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Stew, here's a few facts you can find on the web. The V6 camaro 1/4 mile (14.2), the SS 13.2, the charger R/t 13.9. The SS by a leading company report should beat the R/T. This isn't me or my opinion. But, it's still a drivers race. As for the difference between the cars mentioned in this post. The weight difference (again not me), the V6 Camaro weighs 3800 and the Charger R/T 4253 lbs. So I wasn't too far off by a guess. Horsepower to weight, the camaro wins by a small margin but, the advantage easily goes to the Charger. The earlier chargers had only 340hp. If you were looking at the all wheel drive, the 1/4 mile times are even slower.

I do have both cars with the V6. I like the Camaro on curvy roads because it handles much better but for a daily driver, the Charger is nicer. That my 2 cents.
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I just did a quick search and you can get a brand new Charger RT for as little as 24K and a brand new Camaro SS for as little as 31K. You just have to shop around. I wouldn't consider the V6 for 33k.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:39 PM   #23
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I just did a quick search and you can get a brand new Charger RT for as little as 24K and a brand new Camaro SS for as little as 31K. You just have to shop around. I wouldn't consider the V6 for 33k.
I know I can get a BASE R/T for 24k and BASE 1SS for 31k.
I put some options, so.....
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I know I can get a BASE R/T for 24k and BASE 1SS for 31k.
I put some options, so.....
Personally I would take a 1SS over a loaded V6 any day but that's just me and the RT can be had pretty loaded for 33K and that was what I was trying to get at.
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