Well I don't know your price range, however the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am Sedan is good, cheap, and reliable model. It gets close to 25 miles per gallon and you can find one used, in good condition, for around $5,000.
Why wouldn't it? There is NO difference between a 1999 and a 2000, as of right this second i have a 1999 Pontiac grand am with a 3.4 liter (what your looking at right now) and built it from ground up. I know plenty about cars.