But sweetie...you really need to stop running your entire life based on how you think men perceive you. It's got to be exhausting and you're probably wrong half the time anyway.
I bought a Kia Sephia new in 2000 and I drove it for 17 years. Anyone who thought less of me for that can go pound sand. While THEY were making car payments, *I* was saving extra money and going on cool vacations. NOT having car payments is awesome - why would you worry that men wouldn't understand that?