Just found a 98 sunfirr for 800 and and 95 cavy for 400 :-)
Welcome to craigslist. Unfortunately most of our cars all have way too many miles. It's getting to the point where people don't make fun of my car because they don't remember cavaliers existed. If you have the cash buy a J, find a gm car with a 3.2, 3.4, 3.8, and do a swap
. This engine family was used up until 2009 model years so I am sure you could find a donor car with low miles.
My sig- "Doing what needs to be done, although satisfactory, is a far cry from what can be done."
got an 05 sunfire 5-speed, 277,000kms. got 4 new snows on rims, has new clutch, new brakes, 4 good all seasons on rims, haynes manual and GM service manual, and a little tiny spec of rust of the tip of the hood where the bug deflector was... $300... the deals are out there for 10 year old cars.