Archive for November, 2015

What’s the Sound System Like in a Kia Rio?

Sunday, November 29th, 2015
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Kia Rio Speakers and A-Pillar Mounted Tweeters

When you think of amazing vehicle sound systems, custom jobs might come to mind.  Many people will buy a car – new or used – and then add some speakers here, some tweeters there.  There’s some truly impressive tricked-out cars on the road with audio systems that would make Beethoven jealous.

But let’s not forget built-in audio systems that come with the car.  The 2016 Kia Rio is smaller in stature due to its status as a compact, but it comes with a nice stereo system when you drive it off the lot.  Let’s look at the Kia Rio’s sound system, including its speakers and a-pillar mounted tweeters.   (more…)

Will the 2016 Kia Optima GT See a U.S. Release?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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2016 Kia Optima GT Release Date and Specs

We’re sure you’re enjoying the new 2016 Kia Optima, which is new to the Friendly Kia lot in the Tampa area, as well as lots around the nation.  There’s a lot to love, from the 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway it gives you, as well as its elegant design and immersive audio options.

Well, we took a trip across the ocean to check out what kind of Kias were unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show a little while ago, and while this model is still in its prototype phase in Europe, it would be thrilling if or when it reaches the U.S.  Without further ado, we’re talking about the 2016 Kia Optima GT U.S. release date and its specs(more…)

Bring on LeBron: The 2016 K900 is Coming

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
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2016 Kia K900 Release Date and Features

What comes to mind when you think of “K9”?  Is it canines like German Shepherds who are specially trained to work with the police?  Is it the web protection service?

If you were thinking of those things rather than an ultra-luxury sedan made by Kia, then we’re here to bring about a revolution in the way you perceive “K9” with the Kia K900.  And if you’re already on board with the luxury and performance that the K900 brand is known for, then bring out the hounds, who have been sniffing out when the 2016 Kia K900 would arrive on the lot.  Read on to see when the 2016 Kia K900 release date is and some of the luxury sedan’s features.  (more…)

Holiday and Black Friday Specials at Friendly Kia

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
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Black Friday Sales Kia Optima Sorento Soul Tampa FL

If you’re in the market for a nice car with plenty of style and fun features, as well as high-level fuel economy, then the holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year for you at Friendly Kia.

Friendly Kia has a variety of fantastic sales and specials that will make it easy for you to get into the driver’s seat of a Kia Optima, a Kia Sorento or a Kia Soul – or a number of other available vehicles – this Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). (more…)

What is UVO3, and Why is it So Awesome?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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UVO3 Infotainment Kia Models

Like a farmer working the soil to grow new, more wondrous vegetation, Kia is breaking new ground with its technological advances for the coming model year.  Take, for instance, the 2017 Kia Sportage sport crossover, which debuted on Nov. 18 at the LA Auto Show.  Besides the cool new colors and the versatile-yet-fuel-efficient ride the Sportage gives you, it also will be the first Kia vehicle with UVO3 eServices.

Many Kia vehicles currently come with UVO eServices.  So what will this revamp – complete with the new numbering – mean for you, the Kia-lover?  Let’s find out when we look at UVO3 infotainment for Kia models.     (more…)

How Do I Connect My Phone to the Kia Forte’s In-Car Bluetooth?

Friday, November 20th, 2015
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Kia Forte What Smartphones Work With Bluetooth

If you have a car of recent vintage, then you likely have Bluetooth connectivity that enables you to make phone calls hands-free, for example.  This is a good thing.  However, not everyone settles into a new vehicle and immediately knows how to set up their phone to make this possible.

That’s where we come in: We’re going to look at some smartphones that work with in-car Bluetooth; more specifically, we’re going to look at the 2016 Kia Forte and how to get your phone set up in one of those fuel-efficient compacts. (more…)

2016 Kia Optima at the Top of the Sedan Heap

Friday, November 20th, 2015
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2016 Kia Optima Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award

Just when you couldn’t be any more excited about the 2016 Kia Optima’s sleek exterior, spacious interior and the hilarious commercials starring NBA dunk-master Blake Griffin, this comes along and only proves why you were so amped up in the first place.

If you’re not yet sold on the 2016 Optima, may we humbly present you with this latest evidence: The 2016 Optima won the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award for the mid-size sedan category.   (more…)

2017 Kia Sportage Debuts in Los Angeles

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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2017 Kia Sportage Release Date North American Debut 

Kia’s longest-running nameplate got to show off its new look today in Tinseltown.  At the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Kia Sportage was unveiled, showing off improved features and some new tech, such as the new UVO3 infotainment package.

We’ve been talking about the revamp of this sport crossover for a few months now, and we’re on the verge of seeing it on the lot.  But what will we see when it arrives?  Read on for information about the 2017 Kia Sportage release date and its North American debut.   (more…)

Want to See the Florida Debut of the 2017 Kia Sportage?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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2015 Tampa Auto Show Kia Sportage Tampa FL

What can you expect from auto shows?  Well, for starters, you might see unique and one-of-a-kind vehicles, like the six vehicles Kia brought to the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Kia had a tricked-out Forte Koup Mud Bogger and a striking A1A Optima, among other nice vehicles, on display.

You can also learn about upcoming models you’re interested in or perhaps see a big reveal or two.  You never know everything you’ll see beforehand, but that’s what makes it so exciting.  If you’re ready and willing to see the future cars that will be on the dealership lot, then check out a local auto show.  Kia is participating in a number of auto shows in Florida in 2015-16, such as the 2015 Tampa Auto Show, but if you’re on the go somewhere else, we have a few of those listed, too.    (more…)

Where to Cut Down Your Own Tree in the New Port Richey Area

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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Christmas Tree Farms in Pasco County FL

It’s a real art, finding the perfect Christmas tree.  Though some people will spend hours scoping out the ideal ratio of height to girth at various tree farms before making that fateful decision, others don’t care if their tree is sagging some to one side or winds up looking like a withered Charlie Brown Christmas-style tree before the calendar turns to December 25.

If you’re among the people who care about the way your tree looks, or if you are picking out a tree this year, we have just the thing for you: a list of Christmas Tree farms in Pasco County, FL, an area that includes New Port Richey, Trinity and Dade City.  To give you more options, we also included two farms that are less than an hour’s drive away but are located in a different county.  So head on down to one of these farms and pick out a fresh tree to cut down to be the envy of the neighborhood.  (more…)