===========================Exactly what has been said previously - you will find no performance upgrades that are inexpensive. You could do the exhaust system upgrade but 10 to 15 gain in HP is hardly worth the discussion of having it.
Enjoy the car as it is. The thing you could talk about is this was one of the most powerful domestic made FWD cars of it introduction of its 5th generation.
Nope, Nothing. There is almost NO aftermarket support for these cars. MAFs and CAIs make things worse - the PCM is very tight and doesn't like messing with air ratios. Mess with the fuel/air supply and your life becomes complicated from chasing trouble codes and emissions warnings. Been there, done that.so there is none hard to beleive