safer interactive buying

Browse our new mobile-friendly website with more detailed photos and videos. Then chat with the owner. If the both of you wish to proceed, we'll schedule your on-site test drive and mobile mechanic appointment.

Be assured that every car undergoes a thorough cleaning and sterilizing process using a hospital-grade virucide and there is a follow up virucidal treatment before and after any vehicle entry.

For DMV transactions, there are no crowds to worry about. We take care of the DMV release of liability and DMV's website now has a virtual title transfer option instead of waiting in long lines.

If you are ill, or suspect you have been exposed, check with Jerry at 415-374-4848 for special instructions or other ways to accomplish your transactions.

showroom

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Vehicle Mileage Asking $
2014 Lexus ES 300h Sedan 4D
2014
Lexus
ES 300h Sedan 4D
105,210$14,500
2004 Bmw M3Convertible 2D
2004
Bmw
M3Convertible 2D
97,908$10,900
2008 Toyota HighlanderSport SUV 4D
2008
Toyota
HighlanderSport SUV 4D
161,211$8,500
2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Wagon 4D
2018
Subaru
Impreza 2.0i Wagon 4D
26,163$18,000
1974 Mercedes 450 SL
1974
Mercedes
450 SL
171,002$15,000
2002 Volkswagen Eurovan Weekender Westfalia Pop Top
2002
Volkswagen
Eurovan Weekender Westfalia Pop Top
137,900$29,950
2015 Lexus GS 350 Sedan 4D
2015
Lexus
GS 350 Sedan 4D
31,852$26,500
2016 Chevrolet Spark EV2LT Hatchback 4D
2016
Chevrolet
Spark EV2LT Hatchback 4D
26,643$7,999
2015 BMW 435i Coupe 2D
2015
BMW
435i Coupe 2D
36,678$23,500
2015 Lexus IS 250 Sedan 4D
2015
Lexus
IS 250 Sedan 4D
29,387$24,500
2015 Lexus NX 300h SUV 4D
2015
Lexus
NX 300h SUV 4D
59,083$23,900
2018 Kia Niro Plug in HybridLX Wagon 4D
2018
Kia
Niro Plug in HybridLX Wagon 4D
27,372$20,950
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recent cars

If you are only interested in viewing one make, then ...
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Vehicle Mileage Asking $
2010 Toyota PriusHatchback 4D
2010
Toyota
PriusHatchback 4D
177,000$5,400
2013 Toyota Tacoma Access CabPickup 4D 6 ft
2013
Toyota
Tacoma Access CabPickup 4D 6 ft
37,960$17,995
2017 Audi Q3 Premium SUV 4D
2017
Audi
Q3 Premium SUV 4D
56,153$18,950
2002 Toyota Land CruiserSport Utility 4D
2002
Toyota
Land CruiserSport Utility 4D
184,946$14,000
2010 Acura TSX Sedan 4D
2010
Acura
TSX Sedan 4D
115,048$8,500
2009 Volkswagen JettaS Sedan 4D
2009
Volkswagen
JettaS Sedan 4D
91,618$4,950
steps to take when buying a car:

step 1: find the car you want:

What is more effective and much safer now is browsing on our new mobile-friendly website. Check out the most recent cars on the home page. Select a make you like and see if one meets your eye. Click on its photo to see close-ups inside and out. Under its photo click on our new detailed video and report history links to make sure that the vehicle does not have any title problems or has not been in any major accidents.

step 2: chat with the owner:

call the seller Avoid being discourteous or making a "lowball" offer. If you can't afford a fair price, just say that... and the seller may be willing to accommodate your need, or consider your offer at a later time. If there is a general agreement that the owners price or what you can afford is resonable, discuss price flexability if there are major problems and to make sure there is a recent smog inspection certificate. If not, ask the seller to do it prior to scheduling your mobile mechanic's inspection. Finally, make sure there are no other offers under consideration and have the seller call us and have them place it in a "sale-pending" status while you have it checked out.

step 3: mobile mechanic's check:

If everything in step 2, above is taken care of, call Jerry at 415-374-4848 to schedule a vehicle inspection service from SafeBuy or any other mobile mechanic's inspection service you prefer to choose.

step 4: purchase:

Call the seller of the vehicle and make your offer. When your offer has been accepted, go to the bank and get a cashier's check and make an appointment to meet at the Buggy Bank for the final paperwork.


frequently asked questions

Who are the sellers?

People like you who have busy schedules do not have the time to meet every potential buyer. Private individual sellers are saying no to costly trade-in deals and to paying thousands in dealer commissions. They prefer to display their cars in a respected and reputable business that provides a secure place away from their homes with professionals who administer test drives and handle buyer inquiries. They enjoy having their car displayed on the new free mobile friendly Buggy Bank web site. You will find that the sellers, in general, are very pleasant to deal with as one of their reasons they are using our services is that they are attracted to a hassle-free family oriented environment like Buggy Bank.

Are there any fees for buyers?

No test drive fees. No commissions. No salesmen. The only person in charge of selling is the individual owner of the car. Yes, there is a payment to a mobile mechanic in step 3, above, to make sure there are no undetected major mechanical problems.

Do buyers have to pay sales tax?

Yes. Sales tax in alameda county is 9% of the selling price. Transfer and processing fees also apply so when you have agreed on a price with a seller just call one of our customer service representatives and we will access the DMV Online Services system and let you know exactly what the total is going to be.

How are Buggy Bank cars priced?

The best way to find this out is to check our sold cars list. This will also give you a clue as to how fast these private party owners are selling their cars. We also try our best to help the seller ask a truly reasonable price. If their car is not in a current marketable price range we won't display it and take their hard-earned money and use up a space that could be used by someone that is priced to sell.

How does Buggy Bank help me buy a car?

Once you've done you initial chat with the owner, we'll assist with scheduling a mobile mechanic you choose to inspect for undetected costly major repairs that may be on the horizon and set up a final test drive and sales appointment that guides you through the paperwork and DMV maze.

What should I bring to Buggy Bank?

Bring a current driver's license. We will retain your license during a final examination of the car, give you the key, and enter you in our database. For your test drive, we'll hold a credit card as collateral. Test drives stop at 5:00 pm and are limited to a 20-minute local drive. If your appointment includes a final sale with your seller, be sure to bring a cashier's check. Be advised that there is a $25 fee, but its the only fee you'll ever pay to Buggy Bank.

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