Archive for August, 2015

Which Kia is Best for Listening to 2015’s Song of the Summer?

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
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Song of the Summer Clearwater FL 2015

The “Song of the Summer” each year is that track you can’t avoid between Memorial Day and Labor Day, whether you’re at work or out with friends, whether you’re driving in gridlock or shopping at the mall. It’s so inescapable it might as well be an un-killable zombie, popping up every hour or two on your favorite radio station when it hungers again for brains. We’re going to take a closer look at the Song of the Summer for the Clearwater, FL area in 2015 and an ideal car for the situation, the 2015 Kia Forte Koup. (more…)

History of the Kia Soul Hamsters Commercials

Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Skinny Hamsters 2016 Kia Soul

Skinny Elvis or Fat Elvis? Which is better – the vigorous hip-gyrating “Blue Suede Shoes” dude or the portly, soulful man who belted out “Suspicious Minds” while sporting a rapidly expanding belt? Big or small – it’s the age-old question. One that gained a new entrant in 2013 when the famous Kia Soul hamsters appeared skinnier than ever during an ad for the 2014 Kia Soul.

In the years since, while many of us have worried about highway miles per gallon or towing capacity, the chosen few have wondered what is better for Kia Soul sales: The chunky, clunky hamsters of old, or will skinny hamsters be hawking the 2016 Kia Soul?

Opinions have been mixed among advertising rodent-followers: Some prefer that the hamsters look leaner and healthier since it promotes a healthier lifestyle, while some like the positive body image the larger versions presented. (more…)

Events in the Tampa Area, Sept. 14-20: Building Up Excitement

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Things to do in Tampa Bay Area September 2015

The week of Sept. 14-20 in the Tampa area has something for all tastes. Everything is awesome for LEGO-lovers, as they can build to their heart’s delight. And the music slate, featuring Blues Traveler, won’t give you the “Runaround.

Read on to see all the family-friendly, music and stage events that are in the area. (more…)

What’s the Inspiration for the Kia Sedona’s Name?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Meaning of Kia Sedona Name

This one’s a puzzler. For starters, Sedona is a city in Arizona which is renowned for its beauty and peacefulness. It’s also considered to be a sacred, holy place by Native Americans. The Urban Dictionary says Sedona is “a woman who will steal your heart,” but we’re not going to trust that source at all.

There’s stories that celebrities as diverse as Lucille Ball, Madonna, and Nicolas Cage have lived in the southwestern city. But where, exactly, did Kia get the inspiration for its minivan: What is the meaning of the Kia Sedona’s name? (more…)

Kia Sportage is a Killer Crossover

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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2016 Kia Sportage Release

Basketball has these plays that are affectionately called “ankle breakers.” A player with the ball dribbles one direction, then quickly switches to another, leaving the defender frozen as they glide toward the hoop. It’s breathtaking, and also hilarious to hear the announcer focus on just how badly the defender got burned on the play.

A variety of NBA and WNBA greats have used the crossover dribble to great success. Some, such as Earl “The Pearl” Monroe of New York Knicks fame, are in the Basketball Hall of Fame, while others, like Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury, aim to be there someday.

But the 2016 Kia Sportage is a killer crossover that rivals them all. (more…)

Which Avenger are These Kias?

Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Which Avenger Superhero would Various Kia Models Be?

Unless you’ve been hibernating on a distant planet or stuck on a deserted island, you’ve probably heard of “The Avengers” movie franchise. After a couple feature films and several tie-ins with Captain America, Thor and Iron Man movies, the Marvel Comics heroes are more bankable than Warren Buffet.

There’s a lot to love about that universe, with people flying around, cracking jokes, and saving the universe every so often. And with Marvel Studios already announcing a packed schedule of upcoming movies, it looks like these four-color heroes will be around and on our screens until we get sick of them. (more…)

Kia Rio: Rio-Nited and It Feels So Good

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
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2016 Kia Rio Labor Day Weekend Road Trip

Rio: It brings to mind beaches, exploration, and a dash of danger.

Labor Day: It brings to mind the last weekend of summer fun before the “new seriousness” of the fall settles in.

So what should you do with the summer crashing to a close, and so soon? Seek the 2016 Kia Rio, and you will find a fun, economical adventure. (more…)

Lightning Stay on Course for Run at Stanley Cup

Friday, August 21st, 2015
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Tampa Bay Lightning 2015 Offseason

The Lightning may have lost the Stanley Cup Finals to the Chicago Blackhawks this summer, but they have not given up hope. They are poised to rule the rink this fall, with all sticks pointed toward them hoisting Lord Stanley’s cup in 2016.

All great quests need to start somewhere, so let’s get into what’s happened during the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2015 offseason. Superstar center Steven Stamkos returns, as does stud goaltender Ben Bishop and the triplets line of center Tyler Johnson and wingers Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat, so last year’s top-scoring team is ready to blow up the opposition’s nets once again. (more…)

When Will the 2016 Kia Optima Be Available?

Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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2016 Kia Optima Release and Details

The flagship model of the Kia line is about to hit U.S. dealerships. The 2016 Optima, Kia’s best-selling vehicle for three years in a row, will be available for sale in the final quarter of 2015.

It won’t be a mere update, but a redesign which continues and improves Kia’s quality mid-size sedan. Here’s some of the changes and improvements you can look for with the 2016 Kia Optima Release. (more…)

Events in the Tampa Area, Sept. 8-13: Welcome to Flavor Country

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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September 2015 Tampa Bay Area Events

The end of Summer is just weeks away, but it’s not the bummer you think. While kids will be heading back to school and temperatures will be dropping slightly, September will be heating up, event-wise. For starters, legendary rock group Van Halen is coming to Tampa on Sept. 13.

From fun race/walks to powerhouse concerts, the first week after Labor Day will be mighty indeed. And in case you were wondering, yes, we did we miss one day from this week’s events, since Monday Sept. 7 was included in a previous blog post about Labor Day events in the area. So read on and embrace September. (more…)