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1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Depreciation & Resale Value

Depreciation

The depreciation graph and accompanying table on our page detail how the 1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE's price has changed annually.
For instance, while the car initially depreciated slightly in its first year, subsequent years show a significant decrease, reflecting market trends and vehicle condition over time.
Such precise data is crucial for understanding how age and market dynamics impact car values.
The average price for new (MSRP) 1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE in 1998 was $24,448.
The average price for used 1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE nowadays in 2024 is $5,495 which is 22% from the original price.
Estimated mileage driven per year is 7,730 miles.
The graph below is a depreciation curve for 1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE. It shows how much this model looses per year in price. This analytics is calculated using sales records from BADVIN database.
The table below shows average price for used 1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE in each year since the year of manufacturing, current year price and projected price in the future years.
You can scroll the table horizontally to see all columns.
YearAverage MileageAverage Price% Left% Lost
1998 MSRP0 mi$24,448100%0%
200346,380 mi$27,900+$0+0%114.12%-14.12%
200454,110 mi$21,442+$6,458+23.15%87.7%12.3%
200561,840 mi$20,953+$489+2.28%85.7%14.3%
200669,570 mi$17,491+$3,462+16.52%71.54%28.46%
200777,300 mi$15,497+$1,994+11.4%63.39%36.61%
200885,030 mi$14,991+$506+3.27%61.32%38.68%
200992,760 mi$13,671+$1,320+8.81%55.92%44.08%
2010100,490 mi$10,736+$2,935+21.47%43.91%56.09%
2012115,950 mi$9,533+$0+0%38.99%61.01%

Price vs Mileage

Our comprehensive analysis does not stop at depreciation; it also covers how mileage affects the VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE’s price.
With data showing detailed price points at various mileage milestones, this section helps in identifying trends and making informed decisions.
For instance, price drops at higher mileages compared to lower mileages provides insights into potential maintenance or value thresholds.
This block is particularly useful for buyers and sellers aiming to gauge the best value proposition based on vehicle mileage.
The graph below shows how mileage affects the price for 1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE. This data was calculated using sales records from BADVIN database.
The table below shows average price for used 1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE by mileage and number of sales.
You can scroll the table horizontally to see all columns.
MileageAverage PriceSample Size
Frequently asked questions
Factors to consider when estimating the future resale value include the car's historical depreciation rate, current market trends, overall vehicle condition, and mileage.
Aftermarket modifications can affect the depreciation of 1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE either positively, by enhancing appeal to certain buyers, or negatively, by deterring those who prefer stock condition.
The best time of year to sell your car to minimize depreciation might be just before the release of a new model, when demand for used models could be higher.
To maximize value, consider buying a vehicle that is a few years old, as it has already undergone significant depreciation but likely remains reliable.
Advanced safety features can influence the resale value and slow the depreciation of vehicles by making them more attractive to safety-conscious buyers.
A CPO vehicle offers the reliability of a new car at a lower price, backed by a comprehensive warranty, making it a great option for those seeking value and peace of mind.
New vehicles often depreciate quickly due to rapid advancements in technology and consumer preference for the latest features, which make older models less desirable.
Technology plays a significant role in the depreciation of vehicles, as models with outdated tech depreciate faster due to lower consumer demand for older features.
When buying a car, consider models with strong resale histories, opt for popular color and feature options, and evaluate current market trends for the best value retention.
Strategies to reduce the rate of depreciation include regular maintenance, keeping mileage low, avoiding significant modifications, and keeping up with all necessary repairs.
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