2450 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
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03/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
After our experience with Far West I am not suprised with the other responses on this post. After our cabbie took my girlfriend and I home we discovered that we were short on cash and had to pay with a credit card. I explained that we would tip him extra for the trouble and still he griped and muttered curses at us in his native language. I still gave him the tip that I promised and his horrible attitude did not change. When I mentioned on our way out that it wasn't right to treat us this way he swerved his taxi around in a squealing u-turn which we had to run to avoid. Luckily we got his cab number and called his company. However, the employee on the other line curtly brushed us off and hung up on us in the middle of our story. Obviously the apple does not fall far from the tree. By the way his cab number is #127.
06/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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!
04/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
03/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I called Farwest for my girlfriend. The dispatcher said ""20 minutes"". 15 minutes later, the driver calls and says ""I'll be there in 5 minutes"". 15 minutes later, no taxi still, driver won't answer the phone, dispatcher tries to claim that ""oh we couldn't find a driver for you"", and had no answer for ""so why did the driver just call me a while ago?""
Working theory is that the driver recognized the place as being where someone has used Taxi Scrip before (low-income assisted fare - not allowed to tip or somesuch), and decided to take a better paying passenger, leaving a disabled person standing on the street in the cold with no ride.
But maybe it was less specific and they're just generally flaky rather than evil. Either way, avoid them.
10/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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!!!!!!!
06/02/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Picked me up within 20 minutes while Yellow Cab and Orange Cab were quoting 45 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes. I needed a quick ride from my apartment in Issaquah to my old one in Bellevue to drive a second car over after closing the lease at the Bellevue apartment. The car wouldn't start but the driver offered to start it for $10. This was much better than finding AAA's number, calling them, and waiting for them to come. We started the car so I gave him $15 for the hassle he saved me. The ride over was also cheaper with Yellow Cab quoting $22 and this guy used his meter and it was only some $14 or so, and with tip before the jump it was $17.
06/26/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I work in hospitality industry, This company is not dependable at all , when you have already schedule a night before for a 3:30am pickup they dont show up and after you call to comfirm with dispatcher she replys with guest name and knows we need a wheelchair accessible van she decided to send a small passenger car that shows up at 4:06am..is out of the question. For those who work in the hotel industry dont used this company at all call someone else that you feel more comfortable and that actually cares on how to run a business not like this one...they dont care about disabled person all they care about is how to nickle and dime other passengers....
12/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
There seem to be a lot of negative reviews, but this company totally made my day today. My husband was in the hospital, so it being Christmas, I was going to do anything to go see him.
Firstly they were the only taxi company that would come get me in Sammamish (we were getting pelted really hard with snow), and were polite and nice on the phone (wishing my husband the best) when booking the trip. Amazingly, even with the snow storm going on, I was given an estimate 10-20 minutes. At about 15 minutes the driver called me to let me know he would be 10 minutes more as the roads entering Sammamish were pretty bad. He was right on schedule. Very polite fellow who maneuvered the snow banks and stuck cars very well. I needed a ride back so asked if he would be available. At 3:30 I called and he was there in 10 minutes. I'll definately use them again.