If you had other ideas when "they" told you to go into medicine, the strikingly new 1981 Monte Carlo was the car for you. Chevrolet built it for people that were so proud of who they were it could only be expressed through drum solos and Monte Carlo ownership.
Just because you decided to become a musician instead of going to med school didn't mean owning a two door six cylinder vehicle that was "sculpted to cheat the wind" was out of reach. As this classic ad shows it could still be you and the 1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
According to GM, the 1981 car buyer would choose the Monte Carlo because they are proud of who they are. After a few years of driving the big six cylinder car blessed with 80s GM build quality, even if they remained proud of who they were we're guessing most Monte Carlo buyers started questioning their choice in cars.