Is it safe to purchase a privately owned car thru Cargurus?
Safe in what way? Talk to your banker about acceptable forms of payment. Meet in a public place such as in front of a police station and take a friend. You can have AutoPay as an intermediary if you like.
Seller has a lien and I don't want to have any surprises. Website info say Cargurus will offer protection, but was just hoping for some reassurance from a past customer who did this.
I recommend you do the transaction at the lien holders office. This way you are assured that they get the money and the loan is paid off.
The lien co. owns the car, u have to deal with them only