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Just a Few Steps to Sell Your Car!

Selling your car yourself is a hassle. Selling your car to Driveo is easy! This is how we do it.

How it Works

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oneTell Us about Your Ride

Our short form will walk you through a few basic questions about your car and the condition it's in. You can include some photos and the vin number, but neither are required to get your offer.

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twoGet a Quote in Minutes

We'll appraise your car based on the information you provided and send you a Driveo quote by email and text that is valid for 30 days. Our quotes are fast, but not automated or instant. We will do real market research in order to give you a quote that is fair and likely higher than many dealers or car buying services. Once you've got your quote, selling your car is easy. Just schedule an appointment for a day and time that works for you.

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threeCruise In, Cash Out

Your quote is valid for 30 days, giving you plenty of time to make an appointment and stop by your local drop-off location. During your appointment, we'll verify the information you provided and may adjust the quote for any awesome features you might have missed and present you with a final offer. Keep in mind discrepancies may be adjusted for as well. You then get a check and you're done. The paperwork’s all taken care of for you, and you get to leave with payment in hand. It's that easy!

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fourCatch a Ride, on Us

Enjoy a complimentary ride to anywhere locally. Relax, tell your friends, and pat yourself on the back for closing a great deal!

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Our Pricing Advantage

We want to give you the tools to make the best decision. Driveo quotes are transparent, competitive, and are based on real market research, not just book values!


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What Does Our Quote Look Like?

Unlike traditional quotes from other places, we also consider trade-in value and private party sale price when evaluating your car to give you a fair quote.

Our quote shows you how much your car is worth in a standard trade-in and the amount you could get for selling your car yourself. Our number will fall in between, giving you the power to choose and the know-how to make the right decision.

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Real Numbers, Honest Offers

We believe a truly accurate appraisal can't be automated. Before we can give you an offer, we have to do our homework too. Our offers are based on real market research. We check book values, auction data, and we even compare your car to similar vehicles listed for sale in order to provide you an offer that is real, honest, and competitive.

Our goal is to offer you a reasonable price for your car. Why else would you come to us? We'll typically offer you significantly more money than many dealers or car buying services by finding a number that makes everyone happy!

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Why We Can Pay More

Used cars go on a long journey before reaching their new owners.

You get a low offer at trade-in due to the several parties wanting to profit from selling your car, including the trade-in dealer, the wholesale dealer, the auction where your car is sold, transport companies, and the used car dealer.

We've cut out all the middlemen by buying directly from you, so you get more cash for your ride, and we get to sell more cars to happy new owners!

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What to Expect at Your Appointment

  • We’ll verify the information you provided by doing a cosmetic and mechanical inspection, and possibly a test drive.
  • The quote will then be adjusted to reflect any discrepancies. We're happy to raise our quote for any great features you didn't mention in the form, but that means any unfavorable findings may result in a lower final offer.
  • Hate paperwork? We handle all of that for you, making selling your car even easier.
  • If you're happy with our offer, we hand you a secure payment and you're done!
  • We'll even arrange a free ride to anywhere locally, on us.

What to Bring

  • All keys and remotes to the car
  • Service records, if you've got them
  • Current registration and title, if available
  • Driver's license or valid ID

Tips to Make Your Visit Even Easier

  • Make sure to take all personal items out of the car.
  • Don't worry about smog tests before the sale, we'll handle it.
  • No need to wash and detail your car either.
  • Car not paid off? Please have the payoff information ready. We'll send a payment to your lender and give you the difference between the agreed upon price and the amount you owe. Any negative equity or remaining financial obligations should be paid to us at the time of sale in order to send a full payoff to the lender.
  • All legal owners must be present, please contact us if you are not sure if all owners are necessary.

Any lingering questions or concerns?
We're here to help!

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What Our Customers in San Diego Are Saying:

I can't say enough good things about the folks at Driveo. They made a fair offer on my car, made it good for 30 days, and took in my car and gave me my check quickly and with minimal effort on my part. My sales advisor Mike was extremely helpful throughout the process. If you want more details on my experience, read on. I bought a new car for greater cargo and passenger space, but I loved my old car. I really wanted to get a fair price for it, so I turned down the low-ball trade-in offer from the auto dealer. I got several online value estimates as to what my car would be worth to a private buyer. What I didn't realize was that savvy buyers these days will use the car-buying websites (CBWs) and decide that's how much they'll pay. One potential buyer asked for my VIN, and apparently decided my price was too high and never called back. Another went into a song and dance about how this was the perfect car for him but that he would only pay $300 over what the CBW offered. I got very frustrated and called one of the biggest CBWs to bring my car in for an offer. They said they no appointments available for over 24 hours. They said they didn't recommend walking in, but I decided to try that anyway. Turns out most people walk in and don't have appointments. It took over 2 hours just to get an offer, and then I was told to come back an hour before they open the next day and plan on spending "up to 7 hours" to get my check. Then I remembered I had the Driveo offer from over 2 weeks previously. I called, they said the offer was still in effect, I made an appointment to take the car in the very next morning, they said the car's condition matched my description, and they wrote me a check for the full amount--which was $550 more than the big CBW I had already visited. Again -- I couldn't be happier that I took my car to Driveo to sell. I just wish that I had done it sooner!

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Tom Hay Bauer
Tom Hay Bauer

Jul 14, 2021

San Diego, CA

Never going to Carmax again as long as Driveo is around! They beat all other legitimate offers and I had a check for full price in less than an hour. Gave me thousands more than car dealer offered when I bought my new car. People are nice, process is quick and straightforward and they have a comfortable sitting area. Cannot recommend them highly enough for selling a car.

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Mark Paine
Mark Paine

Jul 5, 2021

San Diego, CA

I was fully expecting the usual 'bait and switch' experience but boy what a pleasant surprise. Mikael the buyer was absolutely superb. No games just simple and quick. I would highly recommend Driveo. I tried a few of their competitors and these guys were by far the best Bravo Driveo!

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Suki Mudan
Suki Mudan

Jun 25, 2021

San Diego, CA

Best car selling experience ever! First time selling a car and Driveo made it seamless and stress-free!

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MEKKHAM Chanthavong
MEKKHAM Chanthavong

Jun 22, 2021

San Diego, CA

Good experience. I can recommend them and will use the again. Fair price for the car that we sold them. Professional, courteous and helpful staff. Easy to get an appointment on the website. They even provided an Uber ride home.

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Claude Organ
Claude Organ

Jun 16, 2021

San Diego, CA

Honestly why sell private this really is the best place to go!!! Mike did a wonderful job at making everything go very smooth. Did we get the best deal.....

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D C.
D C.

Jul 23, 2021

San Diego, CA

I can't say enough good things about the folks at Driveo. They made a fair offer on my car, made it good for 30 days, and took in my car and gave me my...

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Tom B.
Tom B.

Jul 14, 2021

San Diego, CA

Driveo was amazing! I was searching online for places on the web where I could sell my car which is what brought me to Driveo. After filling out all their...

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Brandee R.
Brandee R.

Jul 2, 2021

San Diego, CA

Sooo 6 months ago asked for a quote, it was followed up with a text and new quote days ago. After some research and looking into this company we took the 45...

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Darci M.
Darci M.

Jun 5, 2021

San Diego, CA

Experience was great.. their service was great.. .. these guys are best in the market. Quick, reliable and satisfying experience. I would recommend this as...

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Surya K.
Surya K.

Feb 12, 2021

San Diego, CA