Archive for October, 2018

Wonderful Things from Tampa Bay 5: Craft Breweries – Pasco County

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
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Best Local Breweries in Pasco County, Florida

Today, we’re going to wrap up the three-part craft breweries section of our Wonderful Things from Tampa Bay featurette by looking at an area that is near and dear to us here at Friendly Kia. Calling New Port Richey our home, the northern Tampa Bay county of Pasco is where we’ll be looking today. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
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Tampa Bay Events October 27 and October 28 2018

Every handful of years, Halloween falls on a Wednesday. While the children in our lives may be super stoked that they get to stay out late on a school night, dressing up and eating candy, it can be kind of a headache to the rest of us. After all, Wednesday is literally the furthest in the week you can get from Saturday – the ideal day for Halloween. (more…)

Enjoy Less Time Filling Up with These New Kia Models

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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2019 Kia Models Fuel Efficiency Ratings

While much of our fellow country-men and women begin to start thinking about things like emergency road preparedness kits and snow tires, we get to enjoy all the benefits of living in an area with a solid climate year-round. Of course, there are storms to worry about. An average day in February, however, would incline a Wisconsinite to give up their Culvers access for a week (okay, maybe not). (more…)

Behind the Red Oval – Ford, Kia and Mazda’s Unique Relationship

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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Are Kia, Mazda and Ford Related?

Kia’s slogan of “the power to surprise” says a lot about their current lineup. After all, the modern Kia brand is no stranger to delighting and impressing by introducing models that nobody in the automotive industry would have expected. Most recently, that means vehicles like the Kia Stinger and upcoming Kia Telluride. Although they’re everywhere on the road today, the Kia Soul was a surprising vehicle when it debuted ten years ago as well. (more…)

Kias You Can’t Buy in the U.S.: The Kia Carnival Hi-Limousine

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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Kia Carnival Hi-Limousine U.S. Release Date and Availability

We’ve used this blog as our personal soapbox to go on and on about how much we love minivans before. We’ve also used it to share how we think the Kia Sedona is the best minivan that’s ever been assembled from the metals dug out of this planet. The Sedona gives you more value for less, includes Kia’s sterling reliability, is a top-safety-recognition winner from reputable agencies and has a muscular, crossover-like silhouette, unlike its minivan classmates. (more…)

Relive the Glory of Summer with One of The Songs that Defined It

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Best Songs of Summer 2018: Mixtape

Every once in a while on the Friendly Kia blog, we take some time away from the standard grind of writing about hot new Kia features or fun things happening our backyard to focus on just having fun. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Tampa Bay Events October 20 and October 21 2018

With a weekend of heavy storms in our rearview mirror, it’s hopefully time to get out and enjoy some things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay. As always, stay safe and remember that, in inclement weather, no fun activity is worth the danger of facing gale-force winds and heavy rain. If need be, there’s a lot of great stuff on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. (more…)

What Will We Get with the 2019 Kia Cadenza?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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2019 Kia Cadenza Specs and Features Speculation

Kia has grown into a brand that mastered the “show and sell” method of producing something amazing, showing it off and then having a very brief period before it is available to purchase. The Kia Stinger, arguably the most hyped and marketed Kia product ever produced, was shown off and within a year in our showroom.  This method has allowed them to “strike the iron when it’s hot” and capitalize on the excitement around a new or redesigned product. (more…)

Immerse Yourself in Technology with the 2019 Kia Soul

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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2019 Kia Soul Tech Features

While we don’t know if the future looks more like Robocop or the Matrix, one thing is for sure: The development of advanced artificial intelligence will mean either beating the machines or joining them. Since robots can interface with the computer networks which control our homes, cars, jobs and entire lives, beating them is, to be frank, out of the question. So, joining them is the only logical step. (more…)

Enjoy Halloween in Pasco County This Year

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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2018 Pasco County Trick-or-Treating Times and Tips

Is there any experience for a child on Halloween as sacred as trick-or-treating? You get dressed up, meet up with friends and family and then venture out to ask people for things. It’s practically its own religion. All joking aside, there’s something about the Late-October season that brings a depth and coziness to everyday life. Getting to bask in this autumnal warmth by celebrating all things spooky is a fantastic and crucial part of the season. (more…)