I hear ya, 18 myself. Got my 2012 last month, payments are only around 260 a month so its not that bad! But still, compared to others out there. If you are paying for it just thank of it like this. Mommy and daddy arnt holding your hand in life anymore. You can afford your own way. Currently run and operate my own business and warehouse. While other seniors my age are planning on working at the local skating rink and taking a year off before they even think of college. :P
Also modded trucks appearance wise can be awesome looking when done right. But the simplicity and clean body lines of a stock dodge are gorgeous!