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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2008 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE CONVERT S
VIN: 3VWPF31Y48M400118
CONVERTIBLE
2.5L L5 SFI DOHC 20V
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM/FM CD/MP3, Power Brakes, Retractable roof, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights, Dual air bags front and sides/active (manual) belts
Branded title
Branded Titles: Rebuilt, Salvage
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Service information available
12 Service records available
Registered as a corporate vehicle
Corporate vehicle
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
CARFAX Price Adjustment
Worth $980 less than
retail book value
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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.
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Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Year purchased2008 2013 2015 
Type of owner Corporate --- ---
Estimated length of ownership3 yrs. 11 mo. 1 yr. 7 mo. 5 months 
Owned in the following states/provincesIllinois Illinois, Iowa Iowa 
Estimated miles driven per year9,918/yr 32,812/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading40,616 93,533 93,539 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem No Problem

Alert! Severe problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This vehicle does not qualify for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee.

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
DMV title problems reported.
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
No open recalls reported to CARFAX.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Basic Warranty
Original manufacturer warranty likely voided by manufacturer after vehicle was severely damaged.
Warranty Active
Warranty
Voided
Warranty
Voided

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2008
Type:Corporate
Where:Illinois
Est. miles/year:9,918/yr
Est. length owned: 6/30/08 - 6/29/12 (3 yrs. 11 mo.)
VOLKSWAGEN
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
Not Reported     NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
09/12/2007   5   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
09/14/2007     The Autobarn VW of Evanston
Evanston, IL
847-866-7600
vwofevanston.com
Maintenance inspection completed
09/27/2007     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
01/17/2008   15   The Autobarn VW of Evanston
Evanston, IL
847-866-7600
vwofevanston.com
Maintenance inspection completed
04/02/2008   16   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
06/30/2008     The Autobarn VW of Evanston
Evanston, IL
847-866-7600
vwofevanston.com
Washed/detailed
06/30/2008     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lombard, IL
Titled or registered as
corporate vehicle
07/08/2008     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
07/29/2008     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lombard, IL
Registration issued or renewed
07/30/2008   38   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Libertyville, IL
Title #X8212690680
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Loan or lien reported
05/11/2010     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lombard, IL
Registration issued or renewed
07/05/2011     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lombard, IL
Registration issued or renewed
06/29/2012     Mercedes Benz Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-628-4500
mercedesbenzchicago.com
ercedesbenzchicago.
com
Vehicle offered for sale
06/30/2012     Fletcher Jones Imports Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-944-0500
fjchicago.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
40,000 mile service performed
Four tires mounted and balanced
License plate light bulb(s) replaced
Front brake pads and rotors replaced
Washed/detailed
Wheels checked
07/06/2012     Volkswagen Certified Dealer
Chicago, IL
Offered for sale as a Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen
07/17/2012   40,163   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
08/27/2012   40,188   Auto Auction
Illinois
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Sold at auction
08/30/2012     Fletcher Jones Imports Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-944-0500
fjchicago.com
Vehicle Sold
09/06/2012   40,330   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
11/26/2012   40,480   Auto Auction
Illinois
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Sold at auction
11/30/2012     Peoria Toyota
Peoria, IL
309-693-7000
pearlautomotivegroup.com
earlautomotivegroup
.com
Vehicle offered for sale
12/03/2012     Pearl Buick GMC
Peoria, IL
309-693-2300
pearlautomotivegroup.com
earlautomotivegroup
.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Headlight bulb(s) replaced
Rear brake rotor(s) replaced
Oil and filter changed
03/06/2013   40,616   Pearl Buick GMC
Peoria, IL
309-693-2300
pearlautomotivegroup.com
earlautomotivegroup
.com
Vehicle sold
03/06/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
03/15/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Princeville, IL
Registration issued or renewed
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2013
Where:Illinois, Iowa
Est. miles/year:32,812/yr
Est. length owned: 3/21/13 - 11/11/14 (1 yr. 7 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/21/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Princeville, IL
Title #X3080693731
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Blue
04/09/2013   43,100   Autohaus Of Peoria
Peoria, IL
309-243-3905
pearlautomotivegroup.com
earlautomotivegroup
.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Washed/detailed
Key(s)/remote(s) reprogrammed
08/26/2013   58,868   Autohaus Of Peoria
Peoria, IL
309-243-3905
pearlautomotivegroup.com
earlautomotivegroup
.com
Washed/detailed
11/06/2013   68,672   Autohaus Of Peoria
Peoria, IL
309-243-3905
pearlautomotivegroup.com
earlautomotivegroup
.com
Vehicle serviced
04/28/2014   86,179   Autohaus Of Peoria
Peoria, IL
309-243-3905
pearlautomotivegroup.com
earlautomotivegroup
.com
Oil and filter changed
05/13/2014     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Princeville, IL
Registration issued or renewed
06/14/2014   88,362   Autohaus Of Peoria
Peoria, IL
309-243-3905
pearlautomotivegroup.com
earlautomotivegroup
.com
Vehicle serviced
09/15/2014   92,438   Autohaus Of Peoria
Peoria, IL
309-243-3905
pearlautomotivegroup.com
earlautomotivegroup
.com
Tires mounted and balanced
Tire(s) replaced
10/22/2014   93,533   Autohaus Of Peoria
Peoria, IL
309-243-3905
pearlautomotivegroup.com
earlautomotivegroup
.com
Vehicle serviced
11/11/2014     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
11/13/2014     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lincoln, IL
Title #143166951080
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Loan or lien reported
12/17/2014     Iowa
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Troy Mills, IA
Title #57SA12764
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Blue
12/22/2014     Iowa
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Troy Mills, IA
Title #57AG91039
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Blue
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2015
Where:Iowa
Est. length owned: 3/5/15 - present (5 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/05/2015   93,539   Iowa
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Iowa Falls, IA
Title #42AA66494
New owner reported
Correction to record
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Blue
08/05/2015     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
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Glossary

Accident / Damage Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Different information in a vehicle's history can indicate an accident or damage, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. Not every accident or damage event is reported and not all reported are provided to CARFAX. Details about the accident or damage event when reported to CARFAX (e.g. severity, impact location, airbag deployment) are included on the Vehicle History Report. CARFAX recommends you obtain a vehicle inspection from your dealer or an independent mechanic.
  • According to the National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2007 edition, 7% of the 245 million registered vehicles in the U.S. were involved in an accident in 2005. Over 75% of these were considered minor or moderate.
  • CARFAX depends on many sources for its accident / damage data. CARFAX can only report what is in our database on 8/5/15 at 2:57:27 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
CARFAX Price Adjustment™
Accidents, service records, number of owners and many other history factors can affect a vehicle's value. The CARFAX Price Adjustment is a tool that analyzes millions of used car transactions to measure how the combination of all the information reported to CARFAX affects the value of a particular vehicle. The vehicle's retail book value plus the CARFAX Price Adjustment will give you a more accurate measure of the vehicle's value. Use this tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.
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.
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.
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.
Title Issued
A state issues a title to provide a vehicle owner with proof of ownership. Each title has a unique number. Each title or registration record on a CARFAX report does not necessarily indicate a change in ownership. In Canada, a registration and bill of sale are used as proof of ownership.
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