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 415-374-4848for special instructions or other ways to accomplish your transactions.

showroom

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Vehicle Mileage Asking $
2008 Mazda 6i Grand Touring Sedan 4D
2008
Mazda
6i Grand Touring Sedan 4D
131,758$4,400
2014 Audi S4 Premium Plus Sedan 4D
2014
Audi
S4 Premium Plus Sedan 4D
76,259$22,800
1969 Checker Marathon Taxi
1969
Checker
Marathon Taxi
60,201$15,000
2014 BMW X3xDrive35i SUV 4D
2014
BMW
X3xDrive35i SUV 4D
122,806$11,500
2004 Mercedes SL 55 AMG Roadster 2D
2004
Mercedes
SL 55 AMG Roadster 2D
97,990$14,900
2016 Mazda MAZDA3i Touring Sedan 4D
2016
Mazda
MAZDA3i Touring Sedan 4D
22,538$14,950
2009 Honda PilotTouring SUV 4D
2009
Honda
PilotTouring SUV 4D
148,757$9,500
2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium Wagon 4D
2014
Subaru
Impreza 2.0i Premium Wagon 4D
24,280$13,750
1969 Volkswagen Beetle
1969
Volkswagen
Beetle
65,182$7,950
2014 Toyota Highlander LE SUV 4D
2014
Toyota
Highlander LE SUV 4D
126,621$15,500
2014 BMW 435i Coupe 2D
2014
BMW
435i Coupe 2D
43,768$20,950
2016 Nissan Sentra S Sedan 4D
2016
Nissan
Sentra S Sedan 4D
17,392$10,900
2016 Buick LaCrosse Sedan 4D
2016
Buick
LaCrosse Sedan 4D
24,152$16,950
1986 Volkswagen Westfalia
1986
Volkswagen
Westfalia
218,000$15,900
2015 Subaru Outback2.5i Limited Wagon 4D
2015
Subaru
Outback2.5i Limited Wagon 4D
29,405$21,000
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
2011 Honda PilotEX L SUV 4D
2011
Honda
PilotEX L SUV 4D
135,305$8,800
see all vehicles

recent cars

If you are only interested in viewing one make, then ...
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Vehicle Mileage Asking $
2007 Toyota PriusTouring Hatchback 4D
2007
Toyota
PriusTouring Hatchback 4D
113,583$6,200
2005 Honda AccordLX Sedan 4D
2005
Honda
AccordLX Sedan 4D
136,260$4,500
2012 Mazda 5 Grand Touring Minivan 4D
2012
Mazda
5 Grand Touring Minivan 4D
68,632$9,350
2017 Jeep PatriotSport SUV 4D
2017
Jeep
PatriotSport SUV 4D
37,534$11,995
2008 Scion  TC Hatchback Coupe 2D
2008
Scion
TC Hatchback Coupe 2D
121,927$4,800
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. Be advised that there is a $25 fee, but its the only fee you'll ever pay to Buggy Bank.


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 $25 fee, but its the only fee you'll ever pay to Buggy Bank besides your 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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