well, put it this way. 3,000 / 9 = 333 miles per year / 12 = 28 miles a month = less than a mile per day.... so go figure. Bet that odo has been rolled back, or the car is badly in need of a timing belt change from sitting around so long - same for hydraulics, etc. Possible but highly improbable.
Most likely is a broken odo though I have 2 cars that has been driven less than 300 miles in the last 10 years. My 66 Renault Caravelle (probably only 300 in the U. S. left though its a fairly cheap car) and my 89 951 (sat for 7 of the 10 years and moved for street cleaning the last 3).
when I registered mine it had 369 miles. Not thousand, just 369 miles. I also checked the odemeter error box.
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NJ DMV does not exempt vehicles from mileage readings based on age. A title will give a mileage OR excedes mechanical limits OR TMU (true mileage unknown). A car brought into the state that has been exempt will usually be titled as TMU, same as a car that is known to have been turned back so the value of a car from one of these states is often lower.