Having a car no matter what kind it is or how expensive it is does not really get you respect - maybe jealousy and a few looks, but respect -no way.
People get cars for different reasons - enjoy your car and who cares what others say.
I have three cars and can afford a way more expensive car, but I DD my 04 wagon subie which I have had since May 23, 2003. It has 90K and I love it. Most think it is an ugly grocery getter - but I like it. I paid this thing off 5 years ago - its practically paying me with how reliable it is and the fun with a Stage 2 e-tune and suspension mods. Also carries my MTN bike, kayak and boat for fishing.
If you buy a car for respect your a poser - simple as that.