Reviews for Fara Touring Vehicles
Didn’t start off great as we were a party of 5 and another unrelated party of 6 arrived at the same time. 5 + 6 does not fit a 9 seater bus! Only drivers to offsite depot (around 10 minutes drive from airport, so added about an hour and a delayed start to holiday. Felt sorry for Fara driver as he was also the only front desk so had to complete 2 reservations. Very tight ship!
Car performed great over the 3 days but had to streamline a rogue rubber gasket between headlight and front bumper. Whilst this was a 2017 car, it still had 116000km on the clock so be aware you are not getting a new vehicle but it was well maintained and ran sweet. Overall, good value for money and would rent again but be prepared for initial delay. Great employee brought us back to airport and has some great stories of rogue renters so be good to the car!!
The car needs some maintenance. From the windshield wiper (not cleaning properly) to a intermittent bad functioning of the passengers door and a noise of something loose on the back.
We had a great experience with farm touring. We got a nice overview of differents cars and we needed a roofbox on the car. the car of fara touring gave us a perfect car. It was a recent car, very clean inside and a powerful enige. The staff of far touring was very helpful and excellent shuttle service. I would highly recommend fare touring.
It was great experience driving VW..fitted everyone well and it didnt give even little hiccough all rental period
They give me a subaru instead which was smaller
The car was as described on northbound but if you check Fara's website, they show a very different variant of the Jeep. DO NOT go by those pictures since this is a basic model of the car itself and not the one shown on Fara's website.
The pickup person at the airport was not present at the receiving area and we had to call to find out that someone would be there to pick us up. Luckily we had a working cell phone to contact them when we landed.
Last but not the least, there is a surcharge fee of 2-5% for paying with a credit card. This will not be disclosed to you until you reach their office and start the paperwork. I didn't mind the fee itself but this is something that should be clearly mentioned in the rental voucher or agreement while booking. The agent told me this was a 'standard' practice across Iceland but i find it hard to believe that there is a separate surcharge for using a credit card everywhere in Iceland...
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The jeep compass is a fantastic car for iceland .
The car had many options and was a pleasure to drive
Bagage for 2 big suitcases
Front en rear usb connectors
Front seats and steering wheel where heated this a welcom suprise.
A perfect car for Froads
The pict us up at the airport after a phone call , the car wasn’t ready yet so we have to wait , but the give us for waiting free wifi in car thats was a nice service
We recommended highly fara rental true northbound
Overall good. I would recommend for Fara to provide some tips for driving in Iceland verbally upon arrival.
I had heard about northbound from a blogger and when i compared prices i could get a better car for less money and with the same protection plan. The company were great and amended some changes i had before even getting there. The hand over was smooth and the man even gave us some advice about iceland at pick up. No problems with the car whilst we had it. When dropping the car back they allowed us to drop back early and the man was happy and polite asking us about our trip. Great service and no complaints
It was a VERY GOOD experience, the car I rent is the car I got, the car is like NEW. very clean, the tires are also in a VERY good condition.
The only thing I have to complain about is why they don't release my deposit of $3500 at the same time they get the car back like all other company's, I still waiting for the cancel on my Visa for that
Besides, that is Fantastic
Fara did an excellent job and exceeded our expectations. We received a Subaru XV instead of the Hyundai Tucson. This wasn't a big deal as the Subaru was an AWD and met our needs. The customer service was excellent.
I liked the car good. I like to have a little big car, when I am renting a car. Had a littel problem with the locking off the car, but it was running perfectly. Very nice people at the car rental company.
The car was great! Ran smoothly and accommodated our needs. Absolutely no issue. The staff at Fara was helpful and nice. I will definitely use them again during our next stay in Iceland!
Wasn’t given the Jeep- given a suburu- was fine but not what I thought we were getting
I wass very with the professional and helpful approach I had booking the vehicle. This started online to the moment we collected the vehicle to its return. Even having to change the times of the booking due to Wow air going bankrupt after making the booking they were very accommodating. The representatives who dealt with us on arrival and departure were very helpful and offered us some very helpful tips before we set off. Overall I would recommend them to anyone ese traveling to Iceland and will use them again. I will be back!
It was really good. Kind people also detail explain for the safety.
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Car was the right offer for our trip, aside from minor details was fully suitable to our ends.
Thanks for the proper recommendation.
I really want to expose how uncomfortable we are with everything around the car rental.
Fara wants to charge me a damage that was on the car and I have demonstrated.
Thankfully, as they suggested when we received the car on April the 2nd; we recorded a video where the damage is clearly seen. We haven’t received to date a single response from their side, and we’re not accepting a damage that was already in the car, specially when we were very careful with it at all time.
We have done this with other companies before and none have blocked for 30 days a deposit of these amounts and none has ever expected different things from the ones posted on the site.
They also picked up 30 minutes late. If we wouldn’t have called, no one would’ve picked us on the airport as promised.
With you we had insurance charges that were never informed to us prior to our arrival...
The overall experience was good. The car did a great job. I do think it is priced pretty high overall and it seems to be showing some age
Mercedes Vito from Fara was excellent for our group and service from Fara was good to make our experience great
Last 2 weeks we have rent a Jeep Compass from Fara.
When we arrived on the airport they pick us up and bring us to there company (10 min. drive) and we got the Jeep. The people who help us were very kindly and helpfull and had some good advices how to drive in Iceland. We had with the Jeep a very comfertable car and we had a good trip without any trouble. If you will rent a car om Iceland I can recomman you to do this by Northbound / Fara. You can rent a car for a good price and they pick you up on the airport and bring you back after your holiday.
The vehicle was great. Ideal for 6 comfortably and up to 9 if necessary and if there are not too many big luggages. AWD is preferred for driving in Iceland.
Vehicle preformed great and was a very comfortable ride. WiFi worked well too. Plenty of room for our group and a decent amount of baggage space as well. Rental process once we got to Iceland went well also. Would definitely recommend.
It was ok, but a missing plastic underbody (I lost it when I crossed a river) was too expensive. I had to pay 362 € - in my country is 150 €.
And I missed a beep sound when reversing.
Experience was great. There was timely pick up and quick setup of the rental agreement. The\y did not have the car that we had originally booked so they gave a a different bigger car. The only thing was the car was not that great, it was pulling to the right slightly so we had to be careful all the time while driving. Otherwise, everything else was great. The staff was friendly and cooperative.
We rented a Fara 4x4 for a recent trip on the Iceland Ring Road. From start to finish everything was great. Runar greeted us at the airport and drove us to the rental car center which was only a short distance away. The car we were given was a Mitsubishi Outlander, which served us well during our stay.
Great staff and service. Would highly recommend, and will definitely book with Fara again on our next trip to Iceland.
The Check-In and Check-Out procedure was very quick and easy. Renting a car is stressful when you are in a new place, but they will tell you all you need to know to get you on the road. I think that renting a 4x4 vehicle will put your mind at ease if you do a lot of driving and want to be spontaneous. I have had friends who have had to add 2 hours to their drive because they were unable to get to their hotel (their economy sized car couldn't get them there). Get a decent sized car and forget all the worries. Overall satisfied with the rental -- had an issue with a service light that came on during the trip -- but turned out to be nothing. It was easily resolved after calling the office. I loved check-out. It was fast and no rush to get to the airport. Would use again! Thanks!
We got upgraded to a jeep compass as the tucson had been crashed by the previous customer which worked out for us. Experience and service were nice. Only issue i had was no information beforehand about the 2800 security deposit needed while renting the car, a lot of money to need to have with no notification