Can Anybody Beat the Kia Stinger?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger on Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 5:59 PM
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The Great Kia Stinger Sports Car Brawl

Earning the title of “sports car” means going above and beyond simply delivering your passengers from point A to point B. For this prestigious title, cars must offer a unique and singular focus on fun and athletics. These are vehicles you can whip around a track, engineered for precision control, expert handling and, of course, speed that will push you into your seat and suck the air out of your lungs. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 10:57 PM
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Tampa Bay Events November 17 and November 18 2018

We’ve got some great things going on in Tampa Bay this weekend. In place of our usual rambling entries about the time of year and how we’re still the #1 Party City, we’d like to just dive right in. Sound all right? Read the rest of this entry »

Kia Remixed: Check Out These Variants We’d Love to See!

By Product Expert | Posted in General Information, Kias You Can't Buy on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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Sedona Cargo Van and Other Kia Variants We’d Love to See

At Friendly Kia, we are blown away by the recent design work Kia has invested into their products. Many of us have been selling Kia vehicles since the early 2000s and remember a time when Kia vehicles were inexpensive and that was pretty much it. You can read more about this era in our Throwback Thursday/Flashback Friday featurette here. Read the rest of this entry »

How Far Can I Go with the New Kia Forte?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte, New Kia Models on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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2019 Kia Forte Gas Mileage and Fuel Range

Despite the number of flashy showpiece supercars you see in the living rooms and luxury garages of the ultra-rich, cars were made to be driven. Getting behind the wheel of an economy subcompact is getting more out of your car than the zillionaire who keeps his mega-rare 1980 Ferraroghinati Quadristellalama as a centerpiece in his stark-white mansion living room does. Read the rest of this entry »

Friendly Kia Honors Veterans with Special Savings for Those Who Have Served or Are Serving

By Product Expert | Posted in General Information on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 8:31 PM
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New Car Military Discount in Tampa Bay, Florida

For those who have served, the call to rise and protect the liberty and values we hold dear is one they’ve answered by putting themselves in harm’s way and sacrificing. The men and women of the United States Armed Forces, both past and present, both active-duty and reserve, hold to a bravery and strength of conviction from which all of us could learn. Read the rest of this entry »

Flashback Friday: Kia Credos

By Product Expert | Posted in Throwback Thursday on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 7:04 PM

Kia Credos Model History and Photos

We’ve gone on and on about badge-engineered Kia models and how Kia leveraged this age-old tactic to gain brand awareness and market share before doing their own thing. If you’re not sure what we mean by “badge-engineering,” you can read the full story here. The condensed version of it is that automotive manufacturers have used vehicles designed by other manufacturers, engineered by other manufacturers or both to help build out their lineups without incurring the R&D costs themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 9:34 PM
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Tampa Bay Events November 10 and November 11 2018

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks ago, we’re here to help you find some great things to do which may take your mind off of the fact that 2019 is just about six weeks away.

Here are our favorite things you can do in Tampa Bay this weekend! Read the rest of this entry »

Notes from the Rebellion: The 2019 Kia Rio Humbles the Mightiest

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Rio, New Kia Models, Notes from the Rebellion on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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2019 Kia Rio Vs. 2018 Kia Rio

In the ongoing rebellion against BIG3 (The Coalition of T*y*ta, H*nd* and N*ssan hellbent on stealing joy from driving), it’s easy to get discouraged. Having an experience that brings you back to the roots of the fight is a crucial ingredient for prolonged success. For Kia, this means finding a vehicle that’s emblematic of Kia’s desire to bring affordable quality, safe engineering and attractive design to the market. Read the rest of this entry »

Comfort and Convenience Tech Abounds on Kia’s Latest Compact

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 8:36 PM
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2019 Kia Forte Technology Features

Is there anything sweeter online than a video of somebody winning or receiving something totally unexpected? We’ve seen the videos of children giving a parent the first car they had or a military service member showing up unexpectedly at his or her kid’s birthday party. It’s great and offers some much-needed positivity. Read the rest of this entry »

Voting Day is Tomorrow! Let’s See How Kia Did with Campaign Promises

By Product Expert | Posted in General Information, New Kia Models on Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 8:44 PM
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2019 Kia Models Features and Delivery

Although not yet a federal holiday, Voting Day is the momentous time in our country where we get to live out the democratic process that countless soldiers have striven, fought and paid the ultimate price for. On Voting Day, we get a chance to make our voice heard in a way that others around the world can’t. Read the rest of this entry »