Last update 9. August 2022 Reading time 1:42 min
Roam is a simple, website subscription service that offers drivers in Ontario the chance to choose one of 40+ cars for between 1 and 4 months. They offer one of the largest fleet of car subscription vehicles across Toronto. Roam can deliver the vehicles depending on your location, and the service is available at locations throughout Ontario.
How it works
Roam users start by visiting the website, verifying their license & account through their dashboard, and then choosing their vehicle of choice, delivery option and subscription length. Roam doesn’t check your credit score, but if you have a finance freeze or owed debt to your name, you won’t be able to use the service.
- You must have a valid G driver license in Ontario.
- You must be at least 23 years of age.
- You can’t have any major criminal convictions or moving violations.
- You can’t have more than 1 at-fault accident in the past 3 years
Costs and fees
Roam customers pay a $150 membership fee and a refundable deposit of $1000, which is refunded back at the end of the subscription term. The base mileage package starts at 2000km, with plan options to customize up to 3000km at the start of the subscription for those who need to use the car for longer distances or times. Roam also provides useful addons, including secondary driver’s, and valet delivery.
The cost of subscription ranges from $949 to $2700 plus HST, with a maximum period available of 120 days (4 months).
Brands and models
Roam customers can choose from over 14 brands and 40+ vehicle models, including:
- Honda CRV or Civic
- Hyundai Tucson or Elantra
- VW Tiguan or Jetta
- Mazda CX-5 or 3
- Nissan Rogue
- Toyota RAV-4 or Corolla
- Kia Forte
The minimum sign-up is 30 days, and the contract can roll for up to 120 days. Customers can cancel at the end of each 30-day period.
What’s Special about Roam?
Essentially, Roam provides a typical service for subscription companies, which is comparable to others in Canada and across the border in the States. However, the main points of difference are that there are no credit checks and sign-up is easy. This is a rarity in the car subscription market and when coupled with the generous standard mileage allowance, Roam’s offering has several clear benefits, particularly to high-use customers.
Roam has gone out of their way to make their subscription service quick, easy and open to as many customers as possible. With a quick account creation process and no credit checks, as well as a carefully curated list of vehicles to choose from, the service will appeal to families, people in business, & young drivers. The mileage allowance is generous and all the standard extras (insurance, maintenance, valet, breakdown) are also included, meaning that Roam have covered almost all bases in their model.