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 $
2007 Bmw 550i Sedan 4D
2007
Bmw
550i Sedan 4D
88,187$6,500
2014 Volkswagen CC2.0T Sport Sedan 4D
2014
Volkswagen
CC2.0T Sport Sedan 4D
92,413$7,700
2006 BMW M3 Convertible 2D
2006
BMW
M3 Convertible 2D
140,897$6,950
2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE SUV 4D
2018
Toyota
RAV4 Hybrid LE SUV 4D
8,720$25,800
2017 Ford Explorer Platinum SUV 4D
2017
Ford
Explorer Platinum SUV 4D
18,200$37,500
2010 BMW 335d Sedan 4D
2010
BMW
335d Sedan 4D
97,056$10,950
2016 Mazda 3s Touring Hatchback 4D
2016
Mazda
3s Touring Hatchback 4D
26,366$17,800
2013 Audi A4 Premium Plus Sedan 4D
2013
Audi
A4 Premium Plus Sedan 4D
55,881$14,950
2011 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Sedan 4D
2011
Audi
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Sedan 4D
99,699$9,950
1984 Volkswagen Westfalia
1984
Volkswagen
Westfalia
179,880$22,500
2016 Volkswagen Jetta1.8T Sport Sedan 4D
2016
Volkswagen
Jetta1.8T Sport Sedan 4D
52,209$13,299
2014 Audi S4 Premium Plus Sedan 4D
2014
Audi
S4 Premium Plus Sedan 4D
76,259$19,995
1969 Checker Marathon Taxi
1969
Checker
Marathon Taxi
60,201$9,950
1969 Volkswagen Beetle
1969
Volkswagen
Beetle
65,182$7,950
2014 BMW 435i Coupe 2D
2014
BMW
435i Coupe 2D
43,768$19,950
2016 Buick LaCrosse Sedan 4D
2016
Buick
LaCrosse Sedan 4D
24,152$15,500
1986 Volkswagen Westfalia
1986
Volkswagen
Westfalia
218,000$15,900
1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce
1986
Alfa Romeo
Spider Veloce
54,840$14,000
2017 BMW 230i Coupe 2D
2017
BMW
230i Coupe 2D
24,514$23,500
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recent cars

If you are only interested in viewing one make, then ...
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Vehicle Mileage Asking $
2016 Toyota Tacoma Access CabSR Pickup 4D 6 ft
2016
Toyota
Tacoma Access CabSR Pickup 4D 6 ft
26,450$24,995
2012 Honda Accord LX Sedan 4D
2012
Honda
Accord LX Sedan 4D
59,847$10,500
2008 Toyota PriusTouring Hatchback 4D
2008
Toyota
PriusTouring Hatchback 4D
99,361$7,950
2010 Bmw 535i xDrive Wagon 4D
2010
Bmw
535i xDrive Wagon 4D
218,164$6,400
2010 Toyota Sienna XLE Minivan 4D
2010
Toyota
Sienna XLE Minivan 4D
183,014$7,500
2010 Toyota Prius III Hatchback 4D
2010
Toyota
Prius III Hatchback 4D
142,526$7,700
2017 Toyota Prius PrimeAdvanced Hatchback 4D
2017
Toyota
Prius PrimeAdvanced Hatchback 4D
13,873$25,700
1994 BMW 318i Sedan 4D
1994
BMW
318i Sedan 4D
154,876$2,650
2013 Audi A6 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan 4D
2013
Audi
A6 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan 4D
36,027$17,995
2013 Toyota Avalon Limited Sedan 4D
2013
Toyota
Avalon Limited Sedan 4D
74,628$13,950
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: 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. Be advised that there is a $25 fee, but its the only fee you'll ever pay to Buggy Bank.

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