Imo it just depends on reasoning. Not everyone buys nice cars just to show that they have money. I personally like nice cars because they excite me. I feel complete regardless regardless because I am comfortable enough to know myself. And driving through nicely paved curvy scenic roads in a 2012 Toyota box box just makes me feel wrong lol.To be honest living in BA did me good from this aspect, I used to spend a fortune on cars and motorbikes. Now I am far less materialistic and I feel better for the humbling.