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Business Details

79

years

in Business

Comprehensive Taxi Service And Airport Shuttles In Clean, GPS Equipped Vehicles.
BBB Rating:
A+
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General Info:
PROVIDING THE FINEST CABS IN THE CITY Get to your destination on time when you choose the taxi services of Farwest Taxi in Seattle, WA. We have been providing reliable transportation services to different clients since 1938. Our clean cabs are equipped with global positioning systems (GPS).
Payment method:
cash, amex, apple pay, discover, master card, visa
Neighborhoods:
Industrial District, Greater Duwamish
Languages:
Spanish
Categories:
Taxis, Shuttle Service, Airport Transportation

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05/18/2008

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More like far fetched taxi!

I took this cab home on a Friday night. The cab driver did not know where he was going. When we got to my apartment, I was paying with a credit card and as I was signing the receipt he put his hand on my leg and suggested we should go out sometime. I was so freaked out that I jumped out of the cab and left my credit card with the driver. The next morning I discovered $2000 if fraudulent charges. Seems like a scam of a taxi company.

06/15/2008

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Farwest is the WORST!

This company is so awful...I couldn't even get a reservation because the receptionist was the most rude person ever! I simply asked for the cost of the ride I was booking and she yelled at me saying...""you should have asked at the beginning of all this!!!"" Don't bother with Farwest!

10/03/2008

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DO NOT USE FAR WEST EVER

So last week I got into a far west cab not knowing how extremely shady this company is...I was leaving kirkland and number one the rate meter was already at like 20 or something crazy like that when we got in..all of us were a little tipsy so we didn't notice this til we were already driving. It cost me 50 bucks from Kirkland to Bothell-it was only 25 on the way there! I paid the amount but ended up forgetting my debit card in the cab- I called the company the next day and they transfered me to a voice mail- I left a message, but no call back.. mean time I cancelled my card but it wasn't soon enough- the cab driver used my card twice!! Once for gas which was 45 bucks and another for oil costing 70 bucks!!! I just called the company but the guy who answered said he couldnt help me-that his manager ""Jim"" with no last name could during ""regular business"" hours. This company is SHADY!!! DO NOT USE FAR WEST unless you want to be ripped off and stolen from!!!!!!!

12/30/2007

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farwestsucks

How can we expect people to use public transportation when you can't even get a cab? I took my 3 and 4 year old Granddaughters for a stroll along Alki on Sunday afternoon. We are having a lot of fun and get over 2 miles away from the car. Of course the 3 year old is getting a little tired so we get a bite to eat and call a Farwest taxi. Farwest taxi dispatcher tells me there will be a 20 minute wait, no problem. After 30 minutes I call back and the dispatcher tells me 10 more minutes, no problem. After 55 minutes go by I call Farwest taxi the dispatcher tells me that there is no cab coming because there is no cab in the area. This is not the first time Farwest taxi has been this way. With the lack of any respect for the citizens of this beautiful city I really don't know how they even stay in business.\n Sincerely Michael Larry Boone Sr.\n

11/30/2007

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Horrible On All Fronts

I've used FarWest for several years now, and the service has continuously slid downhill. Of late, it's gotten even worse - to the point where the taxis no longer even bother to show up. \n\nI'm a consciencious tipper, probably to the point of excess. Three years of retail, fast food, and waitressing will do that to you. So unless drivers these days expect greater than 40% tip on each ride, I don't think my number has been blacklisted.\n\nThe last two attempts to get a cab with this company haven't worked - they simply have not shown up. The latest incident was only an hour ago. I called for a cab, and was told 5-10 minutes. When nobody had arrived within thirty, I called back. This time, I was told they hadn't ""matched a cab"" with me yet, and I should call back in 5 minutes for an estimate. I should have told them to drop it then and there - I mean, that's pretty unacceptable customer service.\n\nI waited another thirty, called back, and told them to forget it. They immediately hung up on me.\n\nI read these types of stories and they all sound exaggerated... I'm really disappointed. I wish I were exaggerating. It's 4:31 right now, and I have a phone record of my first call from 3:21.

09/26/2007

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Avoid Farwest at all costs

Farwest Taxi nearly caused me to miss my flight--and I only made it because my flight was delayed. After calling three times they still failed to show up and I ultimately had to take my own car to the airport and pay for long term parking. When I returned I tried to speak to the manager over the next two weeks but was diverted to his voicemail three separate times and never got a call back. Finally I got a hold of their superintendent, ""Manny"", who repeatedly interrupted me when I tried to explain the situation. After asking him to stop interrupting he called ME rude and hung up. Just avoid these guys. It'll be faster and less aggrivation if you walk.

09/06/2007

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Avoid Far west!!

Ive used Far west on many different occasions, and each time was bad, Tonite was my last time. Service is extremely rude! I had one time, 2 female taxi drivers pick me up, 35 minutes late, because they ""got lost"", they didn't appologize or anything, and then started Blasting music, had me tell them what free way was what, because they said they ""didnt know theyre way around town"",Then they wanted me to pay for what it took them to get to my house. HA! no way. Then tonite, i called for a taxi, and He calls me, telling me ""im outside!!!"" and hung up right away. he calls me back not even a minute later, not giving me any time to even walk to the door, and tells me "" your not coming or what??! because im leaving!!!!!!"" i tell him, hold on one second i'll be out, then he starts arguing with me telling me he will charge me extra for going into apartments!"",when i asked for his name, he replied "" OH MY GOD! "" and hung up! i called and complained, and the lady who answered the phone just started laughing and told me ""i guess just call tomorrow "" click. im done with farwest!

04/24/2007

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Overall
Don't Go Farwest

I called for a quote and was told it would be $30-35. They charged $57.00. Now they won't call me to discuss the issue. They said it could have been heavy traffic or alternate route issue. It was 1:00am on Monday and the alternate route was less the 2 blocks. Apparently two blocks costs you $22.00. Save yourself the stress!

04/12/2010

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Horrible Experience With Farwest Taxi

On Saturday, April 10th I decided to visit my brother in Everett. I left Tacoma at 7:15am by way of the #577 bus from Federal Way and arrived downtown Seattle at about 8:10am to discover that the bus stop where I'd need to catch the #510 Express to Everett is closed long term due to construction. Being unfamilar with Seattle, I walked around to perhaps find an alternate stop and noticed a #510 coming my way. This bus passed me and continued on down to Olive and made a right, so I assumed that the next stop would be somewhere that direction. Because I was carrying a heavy suitcase and completely full military bag along with other shoulder bags, I was totally weighted down and knew trying to lug that stuff no telling how many blocks would be murder. I spotted a LINE of Farwest Taxi Cabs across the street (I'm thinking it was 4th & Union) and struggled my way over to the lead cab in line. The driver was reading a paper and having a conversation with another driver in the back seat drinking coffee. Sweating and aching from hefting all that luggage, I asked the driver if he were available and told him that all I needed was a ride for a few blocks to find the nearest #510 stop to catch the express, letting him know that I'd pay him $7 bucks or whatever for a few blocks of driving. His remark to me was, ""How is $7 worth my time?"" I was stunned. This guy was doing NOTHING, and wouldn't drive me a few blocks for $7? I obviously had more, but how foolish an exchange would that be? The guy then tells me that what I really need is to go to the ""NORTHGATE"" transit terminal, and that he'd take me there for $25.00!!!! I asked him how far it was away and he wouldn't answer the question. I asked him once more to take my original offer since it was beyond fair, and he told me that I'd have to walk. I was so flabberghastted at this lazy, greedy human being that I wouldn't have bothered to ask another Farwest Taxi driver to assist me, and so went looking for a Yellow Cab or some other. Two blocks over, I called to a fellow across the street and asked him if he knew where I might catch the express going north to Everett and he told me to go one block over and two blocks up and I'd be at 6th & Olive where I'd be picked up with no problem. Exhausted, I arrived that the stop, the bus came, and I was on my way. I asked the driver if the expressed would be going by Northgate station and she said, emphatically, ""NO!"" That's when I decided that - although I'm not one to go whining in public over this sort of thing - I had to put this affront out there for others to read. Farwest Taxi ignored my dilemma, attempted to take advantage of me, and lied to me. Farwest Taxi was willing to steal money from me through this attempt to scam me into taking a $25 (or MORE) dollar ride to be abandoned at a bus stop where the bus I wanted did not go to. I wil, from this point forward, always suggest that anyone I know avoid Farwest Taxi. Anyone who wants to debate the merits of this review is free to contact me personally.

02/13/2012

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WORST CAB COMPANY EVER!!

For over 70 years Farwest Taxi has been a transportation leader in the Seattle/King County area. We led the way as Seattle's first computer dispatched taxi company and we're still leading the way with GPS in every taxi which will assure you of fast, dependable service from our courteous drivers, 24 hours a day. Join the growing list of satisfied Farwest Taxi customers for all your transportation needs...\n\nLOL...this company is by far the WORST company ever. They have rude customer service agents and their drivers aren't better. The customer service agents talk to you as if you owe them something and the drivers drive you with attitudes. All the reviews for this company were all negative. I can't believe they've been in business this long. Their best service must've been 70 years ago when they opened up. And now I think it's time for them to shut down. They are NOT dependable, and DEFINITELY NOT curteous...customer service SUCKS, drivers SUCK, and COMPANY SUCKS!! Call anyone but FARWEST SOON TO BE OUT OF BUSINESS TAXI!!

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2450 6th Ave SSeattleWA 98134

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