Your wife would definitely be happier with a nice and uber rare white 100 with a camel interior.
There are a some good deals floating around if you're patient. Right now to the end of July is a great time to find a nice one you like and haggle your way into your price range. You should be able to get an 03/04 that's in your budget.
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