Bang for the buck seems good with Kumho 795 Touring A/S (appears to have recently been discontinued but still available some places) or Kumho Solus KR21
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice
the stock size tire 165/70 R13 are hard to find, 175/70 R13 are common but wider and heavier, so I would go with 155/80 R13, they are the cheapest size of tire you can get, they are narrower, lighter, and unless you are doing some extreme racing you shouldn't have a problem with traction, when shopping for tires look for the wear life number (three digit number between 100 and 600 normally, the larger the number the better, that size 300-400 is reasonable) and figure that a tire that will last twice as long might be worth paying 10% more for.
Lot's of great inexpensive used tires can be found in most areas, everything from private sales and new/used tire shops to auto wreckers. If you know which lrr tire you are looking for it should be easy to put a set together. Tire shops and auto wreckers will often offer some sort of a 30 or more day warantee in case the tire has some unseen damage.
From a Tirerack user review of the Kumho Solus KR21 tire:
""The Solus 21's give a solid, non slip control in dry conditions, and dependable grip in all wet, cold Icy, snowy, conditions. Comfort and Quiet in the ride is good as well in this small car that is a big deal. Wear seems good so far and the only negative I can report is my fuel economy did decrease by about 6% once I installed these tires and has not come back even with over max inflation."
This tire is also quite heavy (18 lbs. for my wife's '98 HX size 185/65/14 versus the Sumitomo HTR T4 at 17 lbs versus the Nokian i3 at 15 lbs). The weight of a 175/70/13 tire for both the Kumho and Sumi is 14 lbs, but I imagine that's just a matter of rounding down or up to the nearest whole number.