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Scion FR-S Receives an ‘A’ from Recent College Grads

July 30, 2013 Leave a comment

The votes are in, the final tally has been scored and the new Scion FR-S has been named the top 2013 model for recent college graduates, according to a poll by The 2013 Best Cars for College Graduates survey asked recent grads to compare about two-dozen new models. The FR-S garnered 15.2 percent of first-place votes, the highest mark of any car in the contest.

So what makes the Scion FR-S so appealing to college graduates? Without question, one of the top factors includes its affordability, as the FR-S has a base price of just $24,500. But affordability is only one of several positive attributes that should have college students and recent grads gravitating toward this vehicle. Its sporty, athletic design and fun-to-drive nature also make the FR-S a winner to recent grads and students.

John DiPietro, automotive editor at, noted how the “FR-S is a real ‘back-to-basics’ sports car” that is “lightweight, well balanced, responsive and very rewarding to drive.” The FR-S, which is available in five trims, comes standard with a four-cylinder engine that generates up to 200 horsepower, while still delivering up to 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. It also features advanced technology, from Bluetooth and iPod connectivity to a comprehensive eight-speaker system, which will make driving to classes a lot more fun.

Whether you want a sporty vehicle to cruise around campus or to make a good first impression at your new job, the 2013 Scion FR-S is an optimal – and affordable – option. Want to take one for a spin? Stop by Toyota of Manhattan today, and we can set you up for a test-drive.

Categories: News, Scion

Toyota of Manhattan Keeps Big Apple Giving

Big Apple GivingToyota of Manhattan launched its second Big Apple Giving campaign on Facebook where fans get the opportunity to vote for their favorite charity from a list of three pre-selected nominees. Toyota of Manhattan will donate $2,500 to the one with the most votes. The current contenders are:

  • Food Bank of NYC: Works to end hunger in New York City by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City: Provides mentors to all children who need caring adult role models–special friends who can help expand their horizons, realize their potential and enrich their futures–changing their lives.
  • The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Inc.: Committed to seeing the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home.

“As a Manhattan business, we felt a sense of responsibility to help our neighbors and partner with worthy local organizations that could help the community,” stated Toyota of Manhattan General Manager Steve Kritikos.

To become a fan and vote for your favorite charity, visit

Voting for this quarter ends July 3, 2012.

Big Apple Giving

Fans can also play to win an iPad 2 and answer trivia questions for free coupons to NYC restaurants. Additionally, as a fan you can cash in on exclusive online service specials and sign up for Toyota of Manhattan’s VIP discount program to get up to 20% off on all Toyota | Scion parts, accessories and regularly-scheduled maintenance.

All visitors can keep updated on events in and around New York City. As the ‘Big Apple’ guide to the Big Apple, Toyota of Manhattan knows their customer base is a varied and fun group.

To nominate a future non-profit, please contact

Toyota of Manhattan a Sponsor and Exhibitor at the GLBT Expo


As previously mentioned last week, Toyota of Manhattan is proud to have been a Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor at the GLBT Expo this past weekend (March 17-18, 2012) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Here are some pictures taken at the Expo

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Here is a video of Crystal Demure checking out our 2012 Scion iQ at the GLBT EXPO

Toyota of Manhattan in the New York Daily News

March 16, 2012 1 comment

New York Daily News: Thursday, March 12, 2012

Here is a great article Phyllis Furman from the New York Daily News wrote about our efforts in looking to hire Veterans. We appreciate the New York Daily News helping us reach out to our Veteran community and give more Veterans an opportunity to find work. Please help us spread the word with the Veterans you know and help them find employment.

We have many positions available from Sales, Internet Business Development Center (BDC), Assistant Service Managers, Porters, Service Technicians. About 7 total. We will train as needed for positions mentioned. For a service technician, they should have a mechanical background and we will train via Toyota Training and ASE Training.

Veterans can send their resume or request an application via e-mail by contacting Jason Schroeck at They may also visit the dealership to hand in their resume at the front desk and fill out an application.

Hire Me! Veterans: The Daily News gets action as Toyota of Manhattan reaches out offering jobs to Vets

Toyota of Manhattan in the New York Daily News 03/15/12

031512 NY Daily News Article

March 15, 2012 NY Daily News Article - page 35

Toyota of Manhattan Sponsors the GLBT Expo

March 15, 2012 1 comment


Toyota of Manhattan is proud to be a sponsor of the 2012 GLBT Expo being held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center this upcoming weekend. Stop by our booth in the “#243 area” and say hello! We will have some giveaways and have three vehicles displayed:  2012 Toyota Camry, 2012 Toyota Prius and 2012 Scion iQ.

Here is the Expo’s official press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 10, 2012


Contact Information: SHARMAYNE WESLER- Show Manager


New York City: The economy is booming for the Gay Wedding Industry

 Since the passing of New York State’s “Same Sex Marriage Law, the wedding industry is coming out of the closet and cleaning up on all the new business.  Gays and lesbians are now legally able to get married in their own state, without having to travel to another state.  The wedding industry has embraced the new law and the purveyors are showing their products and services at the 19th Original GLBT Expo.

“In years past, we would have 25-30 wedding related vendors in the show.  This year it has exploded and will triple in size”, states Sharmayne Wesler.  “It is a perfect example of the government doing the right moral thing, but also stimulating the economy without any tax dollars involved.  It was a hard fought battle, but one that is paying off morally and economically”.

The Gay Community’s economic power has been on every business’s radar.  Gays have one of the highest disposable incomes, travel and entertain extensively and are extremely loyal to companies that support their cause.

The Original GLBT Expo is in its 19th year and has been at the forefront of the GLBT movement. “In years past, the GLBT Expo was a safe place for business to meet the Gay Community.  But now, every company knows there is a tremendous demand by the Gay Community for all kinds of products and services.  They include travel, entertainment, financial, insurance, food and beverage, health, education and cars; everything for the Gay Lifestyle, “said Sharmayne Wesler.

This is the year the Wedding Industry is going rainbow.  Come join all the businesses in the Expo as they recognize the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender Community as the perfect niche’ marketplace, one that will only get stronger as the years progress.

Where: Javits Center-Hall 1A-W 38th St. & 11th Ave. NYC

When: Saturday  March 17, 2012-12n-6pm & Sunday  March 18, 2012-12n-6pm

Top 10 Reasons Why Scion’s iQ is the Choice of Genius!

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

2012 Scion iQ at Scion of Manhattan

  1. Power steering is standard
  2. iQ is class leader in MPG with a combined 37 avg., and takes regular gas … premium not recommended or required.
  3. Industry leading 11 airbags with the world’s first rear window airbag.
  4. iQ is FWD not RWD
  5. iQ boasts the tightest turning radius @ 12.9.
  6. Scion standard radio comes with 6 speakers, Bluetooth, USB port, and HD multicasting.
  7. Scion Service Boost providing 2 yrs. Complimentary maintenance and roadside assistance.
  8. iQ offers best comprehensive warranty protection with 3/36 bumper to bumper, 5/60 power train, and 5/unlimited anti-corrosion.
  9. Seating for 4…at just over 120 inches the IQ is the World’s smallest 4-seater.
  10. FREE PARKING!!!!* (ask for details)


Toyota/Scion of Manhattan


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Thank You Jesse! Another Happy Toyota of Manhattan Customer!

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment
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