Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By the close of business on the first quarter of 2014, the Toyota Corolla rolled in as the best-selling car in the world.Again.The Corolla has held this title for years.Here’s why:While the Corolla will never be billed as the flashiest car on the market, it has proven to be dependable in its simplicity, easy to drive, and affordable. For a compact car, it’s surprisingly roomy, seating four comfortably. Reviewers note that the Corolla accommodates taller passengers with ample legroom in the back and spacious front seats.U.S. News Best Cars notes that the interior is quite impressive. The Entune infotainment system is easy to use and superior for its class. Bluetooth, a USB port, auxiliary audio jack and steering wheel mounted audio controls are all standard features. Optional features include a backup camera, cruise control, keyless entry and moon roof.Toyota is advertising the Corolla’s tech features as “dope tech,” noting its tech audio with iPod connectivity, hands-free phone capability, and music streaming via Bluetooth. Dope, indeed.Click here to learn more about NY Auto GiantAutomobile Magazine praised the latest incarnation of the Corolla for its roomy interior: “This is the kind of thing that should appeal to all buyers of compact-size cars, as they look for the comfort and convenience of a Toyota Camry-size car in a more affordable package.”Car review site Autoblog agrees, stating the 2014 Corolla “is actually a whole lot nicer than its predecessor.” They praised it for being safe, reliable, and for getting good fuel economy.Who is the vehicle good for? This is a commuter car. It isn’t flashy or fancy. But it will be your best friend. It will be there for you, day after day. You can depend on your Corolla as your drive to work and back. It won’t cost you to drive home with it, and it has a history of being reliable, so it won’t cost you in repairs.Safe, practical, attractive, and economical. This is the car you marry.Where to go from here?Those in the Huntington area, give Thabiti Lee a ring at Huntington Toyota and go test drive a Corolla. Or call Peter Zorzy and check out Atlantic Toyota in Amityville. Michael Rizzuto at Millennium Toyota on Franklin Avenue in Hempstead can put you in your 2014 Corolla today.
Related Stories Carter-Williams comes up 1 rebound short of triple-double in blowout win over Central Connecticut StateRUNNING AWAY: Syracuse breaks out of shooting slump, cruises past Central Connecticut StateGallery: Syracuse cruises past Central Connecticut State 96-62 Published on January 2, 2013 at 1:41 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ For the first time in four years, Syracuse is opening its Big East schedule with a loss on its record. Accompanied by some cold shooting from the outside and a poor showing at the free-throw line, the Orange hit a sluggish point of its early season that included a loss to Temple.No. 7 Syracuse snapped out of it against Central Connecticut, hitting 10 3-pointers and having five players score in the double-digits. As the Orange opens its conference schedule against Rutgers on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome, maintaining that consistency from the field and intensity for all 40 minutes is going to play a major part in Syracuse’s ability to stave off another loss for the duration of the season.“I think we’re excited for the Big East. This is what we’ve been preparing for,” guard Michael Carter-Williams said. “We experienced some adversity and a lot of success. I think we’re going in there prepared to leave it out on the floor.”Aside from Syracuse beginning its final year in the Big East before moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference, a major milestone for head coach Jim Boeheim is on the line. An SU win would give Boeheim his 903rd win, passing Bobby Knight for second place on the all-time wins list.More than that, though, this game signals the start of the Big East grind for the Orange. The last time Syracuse suffered a nonconference loss during the regular season was in 2008, when it fell to Cleveland State. The Orange went 28-10 that year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think we can compete with anybody,” Carter-Williams said. “If we step on the floor and play our hardest, I think we can beat anybody. If we play smart and we play Syracuse basketball, I think we can beat anyone.”For Carter-Williams, the adversity came in the form of a three-game skid where he lost his shooting stroke. He found it against Central Connecticut and kept Syracuse’s offense flowing against the Blue Devils.And it’s an offense that, when firing from all over the floor, is almost impossible for opposing defenses to shut down. It’s been tested twice against quality opponents in San Diego State and Arkansas and came out with wins in both games. But now the start of the Big East schedule presents a whole new challenge, and every game can hinge on small mistakes or one or two missed baskets.The Scarlet Knights finished their nonconference schedule 9-2, though they lost to their toughest opponent, Mississippi, by 13 points. Rutgers has two guards, Eli Carter and Myles Mack, averaging 16.9 and 14.5 points per game, respectively. Carter-Williams said those two guards and the Scarlet Knights’ center Wally Judge have pushed Rutgers to its strong start.“They got two very good guards, Eli and Myles Mack. They’re great shooters, they’re going to bring it,” Carter-Williams said. “They’ve got a tough big man down low so we’ve just got to go out there and play our game and come out with the win.”Syracuse shot 50.6 percent from the field in its win over the Blue Devils after two games in which it shot shy of 45 percent.Boeheim said after the Orange’s win over Central Connecticut that his team never fell into a slump. Instead, he said Syracuse’s shooters struggled for a brief two-game stretch. It’s something that happens at any level, including the NBA, Boeheim said.“You can take any NBA player you want, you can look at a two or three game stretch and they’re going to shoot 25 percent,” Boeheim said. “Any player you want, LeBron, (Dwyane) Wade, pick anybody. They’re going to have a three-game stretch someplace where they shoot 20, 25, 30 percent.”As the tougher half of SU’s schedule begins, Syracuse’s woes have – for now – disappeared.Guard Brandon Triche said that after Syracuse’s struggles against Temple and Alcorn State, the Orange came back to form against Central Connecticut. The Orange’s defense was stifling and its shooting was hot.That one loss on Syracuse’s schedule might have been a hiccup on the way to the start of the conference schedule, but it’ll mean little once the Orange hits its final Big East grind.“I think we’re in a good place,” Triche said. “We’re 12-1, we wish we were 13-0. But still, 12-1 is a pretty good record.” Comments