Archive for March, 2018

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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Tampa Bay Events March 31 – April 1, 2018

During these seasonal early Spring weeks, it’s hard to throw a rock without finding fun things to do in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete, Hudson and the rest of the beautiful area we know as Tampa Bay! As we all know, however, not all these events are created equally. For that reason, we highlight only the best every week! (more…)

Kias in the News: March 2018

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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Kia News March 2018

Listen, the news cycle is full of negativity. We can argue for days about the necessity or duty of journalists to report unwelcome news, but we’d rather not. Instead, we’d like to leave all of that alone and do our part to share good news – Kia news. (more…)

Friendly Kia Earns Prestigious “President’s Club” Honors from Kia!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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Best Kia Dealership in Tampa Bay? Somebody thinks so.

In 2018, you can have the best everything. Gone are the days when what you could buy was limited to what was available at your local store, in a mail-order catalog or being shown off on the Home Shopping Network. (more…)

Direct Current 8: It’s a Clinch!

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
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Tampa Bay Lightning News March 2018

The Tampa Bay Lightning have clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs! As expected winners of the Atlantic Division, we can all celebrate what will almost certainly be one of the most successful seasons in the club’s fairly-young history. Will it be as successful as 2003/04 was? We hope so, and the team certainly looks up for it. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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Tampa Bay Events March 24 and 25, 2018

Our goal at Friendly Kia is and has always been, to make the community as strong and unified as possible. Selling Kias, which consistently outpace Japanese, European and domestic competition for reliability and features, is just the “How” part of our goal. Another way we achieve that goal is by setting an example. We believe local businesses can be more than just a place in a city.

Being members of the community, and knowing the people who we’re serving are our friends and neighbors, gets us out of bed every morning! All of that to say, we care a lot about where we are. (more…)

The Best Songs Featuring Kia Model Names

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

2018 Kia Model Song Names

If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, you know that the version of Mary Poppins’ Favorite Things song would go like this for us:

“The Sportage and Soul and Forte and Sorento

Movies like Rear Window, Star Wars and Memento

Dogs in our showroom, cars in which we can sing

These are a few of our favorite things!” (more…)

What Car Is Best for Dogs?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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2018 Best Car for Dogs

Do you talk to your four-legged housemate as if he or she can understand English? Do you cringe when somebody uses the word “pet” to describe their fuzzy friend? Do you often scroll through photos of your canine companion when you’re on vacation? (more…)

Kias You Can’t Buy in the US: The Kia pro_cee’d

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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Kia pro_cee’d U.S. Release Date and Availability

If there are two things that can be said about Kia, it’s that they understand their markets and they like to give their vehicles strange names. Sure, the North American market is a bit of an exception to that second post as Kia’s here have names that all work to describe and flesh out the personality of the vehicle with their badge. (more…)

Go Green with the 2018 Kia Soul!

Friday, March 16th, 2018
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Which 2018 Cars Come in Green?

“We are all Irish on this blessed day,” is a quote we can behind. Even if you don’t have any Irish blood in you, it’s easy to see why the light-hearted festivities of St. Patrick’s Day are appealing to most people looking to have an enjoyable time. These festivities usually include attending an Irish parade or festival, drinking green-dyed beer (or for a more authentic experience, dark Irish stout beer) and of course wearing green! (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Tampa Bay Events March 17 and March 18, 2018

We usually start these posts by bragging about our beautiful, sunny weather and making a joke about the NFL team that sometimes plays in the area. Not today! If you live here, you know that Tampa Bay is a great community full of vibrant outdoor activities, social energy and solar power to keep spirits high year-round. (more…)