I've noticed you keep finding cars that are 500+ miles away from you.
Have you checked out www.crazedlist.org
You can just search Craigslist in all of Texas at once, you might find something closer.
Last thing I would want to do is buy a Fiero, which in 90% of cases probably hasn't been treated right its whole life, and try to make it do a 9 hour drive back home.
There's all sorts of cars much closer.