I was like "am I really seeing this" Then I remembered when I was 16. I had joined the Supraforums and was asking the same 16 year old type things because I had the internet at the time and I figured people would be supportive and encourage me to join the club.
Eventually I owned the car.. a pristine 1997 anniversary edition in fact. But it took me from age 16 to age 24? to save for it.
Good things come to those who are patient, responsible, and who know the meaning of saving.
I'm going on 30 buying my first house. It took a lot of self control to stop buying more cars and parts, and save up the money for a house.
Patience, patience, patience.
At age 16, my insurance rate was about $300 a month, for a DOGE NEON.
There's no way you are getting a car payment and insurance and paying for gas for any length of time before that car gets repo'd unless your family has the money to support you in every other apect of life, and you are only working.. to afford the vehicle in which you drive to work.
Everyone here is offering you solid advice, as consumers, as parents, as the kinda guys and gals that were once in your shoes.. listen to the advice. Don't buy the car.