CARFAX Vehicle History Report
1998 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE
VIN: 3VWBB61C9WM012519
HATCHBACK 2 DR
2.0L L4 SFI SOHC 8V
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
No accident/damage reported
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Service information available
32 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Virginia
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
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Based on the information reported to CARFAX, this vehicle is worth $0 more than the retail book value.

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 5/10/16 at 7:56:19 PM (EDT). Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.
Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)














Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.

Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.


Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.




Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.




























Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.






















Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.













Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.

Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.





























Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.



















Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.




Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.









Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.






Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.












Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.






Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.


















































Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.






Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.



















Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.




Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.






















Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.






Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.




































Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.
Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.















Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.


















































Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).

Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.











Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.





























Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.






































Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.






Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)















Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.














































































Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.


Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.































Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).



















Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Year purchased1998 2012 2015 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership13 yrs. 9 mo. 3 yrs. 1 mo. 1 yr. 1 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesVirginia Virginia Virginia 
Estimated miles driven per year3,763/yr --- --- 
Last reported odometer reading49,626 49,656 71,458 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | LemonGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical LimitsGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.Register | View Terms

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
No open recalls reported to CARFAX.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:1998
Type:Personal
Where:Virginia
Est. miles/year:3,763/yr
Est. length owned: 4/25/98 - 2/15/12 (13 yrs. 9 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
04/24/1998     NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
04/24/1998   5   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Safety inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
04/25/1998     Terry Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Vehicle sold
04/25/1998   26   Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
05/01/1998     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lynchburg, VA
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
05/21/1998   473   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Battery tray/cover/hold-down replaced
07/14/1998   2,088   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Accessories repaired/replaced
10/12/1998   2,525   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Oil and filter changed
02/22/1999   4,269   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
5,000 mile service performed
04/20/1999   5,213   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Safety inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
03/03/2000   9,933   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
10,000 mile service performed
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
04/14/2000   10,569   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Safety inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
09/06/2000   13,488   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
Wiper(s) replaced
03/02/2001   16,553   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Oil and filter changed
04/04/2001     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lynchburg, VA
Title or registration issued
04/16/2001   17,078   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Safety inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
09/13/2001   21,666   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
20,000 mile service performed
12/11/2001   23,029   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Glass checked
04/10/2002   25,282   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Glass checked
Oil and filter changed
Safety inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
05/03/2002     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lynchburg, VA
Title or registration issued
05/13/2002   25,606   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Battery replaced
10/07/2002   27,610   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Cooling system checked
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
04/18/2003     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lynchburg, VA
Title or registration issued
04/29/2003   29,635   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Safety inspection performed
Tires rotated
Wiper(s) replaced
Emissions or safety inspection performed
06/03/2003   29,961   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Glass checked
02/17/2004   33,144   Service Facility Battery replaced
Headlight bulb(s) replaced
Oil and filter changed
02/17/2004     Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Battery replaced
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
04/01/2004     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lynchburg, VA
Title or registration issued
04/28/2004   34,066   Service Facility Vehicle serviced
04/28/2004     Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Safety inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
02/16/2005   36,519   Service Facility Brake rotor(s) replaced
Drive belt(s) replaced
Front brake pads replaced
Front brake rotor(s) replaced
Fuel injection system flushed/serviced
Oil and filter changed
Rear brake pads replaced
Rear brake rotor(s) replaced
Throttle/throttle body checked
02/16/2005     Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Brake rotor(s) replaced
Drivability/performance checked
Drive belt(s) replaced
Fluids checked
Front brake pads replaced
Front brake rotor(s) replaced
Fuel injection system flushed/serviced
Instrument cluster checked
Oil and filter changed
Rear brake pads replaced
Rear brake rotor(s) replaced
04/08/2005     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lynchburg, VA
Title or registration issued
04/13/2005   36,992   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Safety inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
01/17/2006   39,204   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
40,000 mile service performed
Air filter replaced
Door ajar switch replaced
Drivability/performance checked
Instrument cluster checked
Oil and filter changed
Steering/suspension checked
Wiper(s) replaced
04/17/2006     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lynchburg, VA
Title or registration issued
04/21/2006   39,834   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Safety inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
09/22/2006   41,145   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Recommended maintenance performed
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
05/02/2007     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lynchburg, VA
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
02/04/2008   44,757   Terry Volkswagen Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Brake light switch replaced
04/30/2008     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lynchburg, VA
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
04/10/2009     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lynchburg, VA
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
07/03/2009   47,609   Terry Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Hub cap(s)/wheel cover(s) replaced
Timing belt replaced
04/19/2010     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lynchburg, VA
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
03/24/2011   47,615   Terry Subaru
Lynchburg, VA
434-239-2601
terryvwsubaru.com
Mirror(s) checked
03/30/2011     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lynchburg, VA
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
06/27/2011   49,626   College Park Automotive
Lynchburg, VA
A/C refrigerant recharged
Light bulb(s) replaced
Emissions or safety inspection performed
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2012
Type:Personal
Where:Virginia
Est. length owned: 2/15/12 - 3/28/15 (3 yrs. 1 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
02/15/2012     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
02/17/2012   49,656   Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Bedford, VA
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
03/13/2013     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Bedford, VA
Registration issued or renewed
02/10/2015     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Bedford, VA
Registration issued or renewed
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2015
Type:Personal
Where:Virginia
Est. length owned: 3/28/15 - present (1 yr. 1 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/28/2015     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
04/09/2015   71,458   Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saluda, VA
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
 
 

Glossary

First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
New Owner Reported
When a vehicle is sold to a new owner, the Title must be transferred to the new owner(s) at a Department of Motor Vehicles.
Ownership History
CARFAX defines an owner as an individual or business that possesses and uses a vehicle. Not all title transactions represent changes in ownership. To provide estimated number of owners, CARFAX proprietary technology analyzes all the events in a vehicle history. Estimated ownership is available for vehicles manufactured after 1991 and titled solely in the US including Puerto Rico. Dealers sometimes opt to take ownership of a vehicle and are required to in the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. Please consider this as you review a vehicle's estimated ownership history.