Some years back a customer of mine hired another consultant for a project I had no expertise in. It seemed plain to me that the person he chose was really not qualified, and I made my concerns known.
"Well", my customer retorted, "he is driving a brand new Lincoln and you are driving an Intrepid. For an incompetent, he seems to be doing better than you are!"
I paused and then said "You can lease that Lincoln for $500 a month. I paid cash for my Intrepid."
He looked at me for several seconds and said "You know, you are right."
He still hired the guy, though. It turned out I was right and he later ended up suing the Lincoln guy - the project was bungled that much.
A fancy car doesn't mean squat.