IMO much of the materialism, greed even CO2 emitting activities of humankind come from trying to impress other people in wrong ways.
IMO/IME dates really care about "other things" and they have nothing to do with wealth + car.
Yet, are there guys today who think that an expensive car will land them a cool date? Yes, there are.
But, how many dates ACTUALLY expect it or attach REAL importance to these things? Not that many after all is said and done! Other things matter!