Archive for December, 2017

Where to Recycle Christmas Trees in New Port Richey

Friday, December 29th, 2017
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Pasco County Christmas Tree Disposal

Here at Friendly Kia, we love the community in which we operate. Whether you’re in Tampa, St. Petersburg, all the way down in Tarpon Springs, or up in Hudson, we’re proud to be here with you.

When you love somebody, you should be honest with them. This is hard for us, but here we go. (more…)

Throwback Thursday: Kia Spectra

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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Kia Spectra Model History and Photos

There used to be a simpler time…

A time when people weren’t buried in their phones at dinner with one another…

A time when drivers had to use maps, or print off directions from the internet…

A time where your choice in music was limited to the CDs you brought with you, or what was on the radio…

Was it a better time? (more…)

What Are the Best 2017 Albums to Listen to in 2018 Kia Models?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
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Best Albums of 2017 Meet the Best Vehicles of 2018

At Friendly Kia, we love to show just how exciting and relevant Kia models are by comparing them to things with which EVERYBODY is familiar. Some recent examples have included comparing new Kia models to holiday foods and sharing how 2018 Kia Models could make your favorite movies shorter. Simply put, we believe Kia models, like holiday foods and movies, are vehicles for everybody! (more…)

What Did the Friendly Kia Dogs Get for Christmas?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
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Welcome back! If you’re reading this, it likely means you’re enjoying the kind of downtime that only follows a long holiday. Either that or you’re holed up somewhere in the house avoiding heated political debate with relatives who have well overstayed their welcome. We hear you!

With Christmas being in the rearview mirror (or for a more appropriate 2018 metaphor: backup camera), we want to continue holiday cheer by sharing a little bit about what Ellie and Gilly, the Friendly Kia dogs, received for Christmas: (more…)

Crow’s Nest 2: It’s Okay to Cry in Public

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers News – December 22, 2017

You may remember from our last post in the Crow’s Nest, that we’ve decided to take a realistic approach to the season this year. After all, the delusion we experienced at the beginning of the season with a couple of wins only made it harder to accept the way the season has gone since then. (more…)

Throwback Thursday: Kia Amanti

Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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Kia Amanti Model History and Photos

Crafting a luxury or executive car is about creating an experience for the driver and passengers. Unlike performance models, or family wagons, luxury vehicles are built on the idea of captivating the attention and emotion of potential drivers with entrancing design and sensual experiences. (more…)

Direct Current 2: Stamkos-Claus is Coming to Town

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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Tampa Bay Lightning News – December 20, 2017

As we come to the end of December, it’s a time for reflection and looking back on the year with introspection and wonder. It’s also a great time of year to get FIRED UP about just how good our Tampa Bay Lightning have been this year.

Our last blog, which you can read here, left off with a bit of doubt over whether or not the Lightning were going to be able to hold on to their earlier form and continue on the path to glory that we had predicted in our earlier Lightning writing. (more…)

How 2018 Kia Models Could Make Your Favorite Movies Shorter

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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2018 Kia Models Specs and Features on the Silver Screen

Here at Friendly Kia, we really like movies. We’re guessing you do too. Like the comfortable and fuel-efficient Kia Sorento, movies allow us to escape into a different world for a couple of hours and just enjoy something.

People have been making movies for over 100 years, meaning there’s usually something out there you’ll enjoy – whether it’s the push/pull plot of a good romantic comedy like Pretty Woman, or the epic battleground shots of Braveheart. (more…)

Which Kia Models are Which Holiday Foods?

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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2018 Kia Models Comparison

Here we are halfway through December, well-past Thanksgiving and awaiting the second large feast in which many of us will indulge at Christmas. During this time, there are certain foods that we hold up as more appropriate, even necessary, for the season than others. (more…)

The Battle of Rio

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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Kia Rio Vs. The Competition

If you’re a longtime follower of our blog, well thank you! You probably know that we love word play and pitting Kia models against people, places and things that share their names or syllables. We’ve done it before with the Forte, the Cadenza and now…everybody’s favorite subcompact sedan and hatchback – the 2018 Kia Rio! (more…)