Re: Clear coat vs. Waxing...
Welcome to the neighborhood!
I'll admit that the Charger has grown on me and I'm looking forward to the release of the Challenger.
Here's my .02
Since you're willing to put the time into keeping your ride looking it's best you might like the deep, wet glow that you get from the Mothers Ultimate Wax System. Until very recently it's all that's been used on my (daughter's) Black '99 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. Even with 109,000+ miles it still looks great.
Phase 1 (Pre-Wax Cleaner)
Phase 2 (Sealer/Glaze)
Phase 3 (Carnauba Wax)
or if you want something that looks nearly as good and lasts a little longer
Reflections Top Coat
'16 Chevrolet SS - Some Like It Hot Red Metallic
'13 Dodge Charger R/T - Jazz Blue Pearl