If you’re looking for a General Motors competitor to the Dodge Charger, you won’t find one: GM doesn’t offer a big, V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive car here in North America. Sort of. They do, in fact, have such a vehicle, but it’s only available for fleet sales — and yet, here’s one for sale.
First, a little background. A few years ago, General Motors decided to compete with Ford and Chrysler for fleet business — specifically, police and fire vehicles, which was overwhelmingly going to Ford Taurus, Ford Explorer and Dodge Charger models after years of General Motors involvement. The result was that GM brought over a vehicle called the Chevy Caprice, solely as a fleet vehicle: it would only be offered to governments, not to the general public.
For some car enthusiast members of the general public, this was a shame, because the Caprice is pretty cool: it’s a full-size, RWD sedan with available V8 power, much like the beloved Dodge Charger. But you couldn’t get it, unless you were a fleet buyer for a police force.
But, now the Caprice is making its way to the used car world — and this particular example is the nicest one on Autotrader. It’s a 2014 model, finished in white with police-style steel wheels, and this particular example has traveled just 59,000 miles. It’s also equipped with the V8 engine, along with a nice alley light for enhancing your street cred.
If you’re interested in the forbidden sedan, this Caprice is offered by Chicago Motors in Chicago for $14,995, and it likely has a long life remaining. Find a Chevrolet Caprice for sale