A new car would eat up your money really fast. I would be really careful about that decision. Depending upon the interest rate you get, you would possibly be looking at a payment of $250 or more. With ins at 275, that's more than $500 of your $600. Maybe you should find a job that pays more. When I was 16-17, I made $12 per hour working 20-24 hours per week. That comes out to about 1200 per month. I'd look for better employment before I bought a new car.