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 $
2015 Lexus GS 350 Sedan 4D
2015
Lexus
GS 350 Sedan 4D
31,852$26,500
2002 Volkswagen Eurovan Westfalia Pop Top
2002
Volkswagen
Eurovan Westfalia Pop Top
105,506$29,500
2016 Chevrolet Spark EV2LT Hatchback 4D
2016
Chevrolet
Spark EV2LT Hatchback 4D
26,643$9,700
2013 Honda Pilot EX L SUV 4D
2013
Honda
Pilot EX L SUV 4D
131,765$12,500
2015 BMW 435i Coupe 2D
2015
BMW
435i Coupe 2D
36,678$25,500
2015 Lexus IS 250 Sedan 4D
2015
Lexus
IS 250 Sedan 4D
29,387$26,995
2015 Lexus NX 300h SUV 4D
2015
Lexus
NX 300h SUV 4D
59,083$24,500
2012 Dodge Challenger R T Coupe 2D
2012
Dodge
Challenger R T Coupe 2D
49,890$18,995
2018 Kia Niro Plug in HybridLX Wagon 4D
2018
Kia
Niro Plug in HybridLX Wagon 4D
27,372$21,950
2016 Ford FocusTitanium Hatchback 4D
2016
Ford
FocusTitanium Hatchback 4D
53,536$10,500
2016 Mazda 3s Touring Hatchback 4D
2016
Mazda
3s Touring Hatchback 4D
26,366$15,500
1969 Checker Marathon Taxi
1969
Checker
Marathon Taxi
60,201$8,999
1986 Volkswagen Westfalia
1986
Volkswagen
Westfalia
218,000$19,500
1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce
1986
Alfa Romeo
Spider Veloce
54,840$14,000
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recent cars

If you are only interested in viewing one make, then ...
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Vehicle Mileage Asking $
2006 Honda Accord EX L Sedan 4D
2006
Honda
Accord EX L Sedan 4D
102,115$5,600
2008 Mazda 3s Touring Hatchback 4D
2008
Mazda
3s Touring Hatchback 4D
101,950$6,500
2008 Volkswagen GT I2.0T Hatchback Coupe 2D
2008
Volkswagen
GT I2.0T Hatchback Coupe 2D
103,089$6,950
2008 Bmw 535i Sedan 4D
2008
Bmw
535i Sedan 4D
143,503$5,600
2011 Mazda MAZDA3s Sport Hatchback 4D
2011
Mazda
MAZDA3s Sport Hatchback 4D
69,738$8,995
2005 Jeep LibertyLimited Edition SUV 4D
2005
Jeep
LibertyLimited Edition SUV 4D
119,673$5,750
2005 Toyota PriusHatchback 4D
2005
Toyota
PriusHatchback 4D
177,424$4,995
2012 Bmw X5xDrive35i Premium SUV 4D
2012
Bmw
X5xDrive35i Premium SUV 4D
139,113$11,995
2011 Honda ElementEX SUV 4D
2011
Honda
ElementEX SUV 4D
87,535$11,500
2012 Volvo C30 T5 Hatchback 2D
2012
Volvo
C30 T5 Hatchback 2D
61,071$8,995
2018 Volkswagen Passat2.0T R Line Sedan 4D
2018
Volkswagen
Passat2.0T R Line Sedan 4D
35,145$14,950
2012 Lexus CT 200h Premium Hatchback 4D
2012
Lexus
CT 200h Premium Hatchback 4D
55,218$13,950
2015 Chevrolet Spark EV2LT Hatchback 4D
2015
Chevrolet
Spark EV2LT Hatchback 4D
39,176$7,200
2011 Subaru Legacy2.5i Premium Sedan 4D
2011
Subaru
Legacy2.5i Premium Sedan 4D
104,875$7,995
2012 Jeep Liberty Limited Jet Edition SUV 4D
2012
Jeep
Liberty Limited Jet Edition SUV 4D
75,198$12,995
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: diagnostic or 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.

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