Category Archives: Pop Culture

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Battle of the Kates: K8 Challenges Kate Middleton, Kate Winslet, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Plus 8

2022 Kia K8 vs the Competition 

Kates have been around for generations, with the name even being prevalent back in 1880 when the U.S. government first decided to crack open its journal and track the country’s most popular names. Since then, the name Kate has been one of the most commonly used names for baby girls, after a brief dip in popularity around the 1940s and 50s.  

Now, you may be asking – what’s with all the Kate talk? Kia has set its sights on its own kind of Kate for the 2022 model year – the K8. We know, we know, it’s actually pronounced like “Kay Eight” but a little play on words never hurt anyone. There isn’t a confirmation on whether or not the K8 will hit the U.S. market just yet, but our hopes at Friendly Kia in Tampa Bay are held high. With so many Kates to go around, how does the K8 compare against the Kate competition? Let’s find out in the first round of Battle of the Kates: 2022 Kia K8 vs. The Competition.  

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Red 2021 Kia Telluride, Blue 2021 Kia Forte, and orange 2021 Kia Soul on conversation hearts

What Valentine’s Day Candy Is Each Kia Eating?

2021 Kia Models as Valentine’s Day Candies 

Love is in the air which means soon enough we’ll all be diving into a box of chocolates in front of the TV watching reruns of our guilty pleasure movies. No? Just us? Anyways, what better way to get ready for the arrival of the love-filled holiday than by getting a look at what Valentine’s Day candy each Kia model is eating. 

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What Are the Best Movies from the 90s?

Top 15 Movies from the 90s 

So far, we’ve covered the top 15 movies from the 70s and the 80s, and this week we’ve decided to jump forward in time to the 90s. Comedies and dramas were hitting the big screen left and right in the 90s, so we thought we’d put together a list of the top 15 movies from the decade. Don’t forget to check out the Friendly Kia online inventory during your popcorn breaks to search for a brand-new Kia! 

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What Are the Best Movies From the 70s?

Top 15 Movies from the 70s 

Last week we covered the top 15 movies from the 80s and this week we’re turning back the calendars to the 1970s. The 70s were a time when horror movies and dramas were all the rage, scaring viewers left and right. So, pop in one of these classic 70s films, grab some popcorn, and get ready to be spooked. If you find you need a bit of a distraction from all the scares, head over to our online inventory and do some shopping while you’re watching! 

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How Can My Family Stay Busy This Weekend?

Top 10 Board Games for the Family 

As the weekend approaches many parents are wondering how they will keep their family busy after a week at home. While normally weekends are a time of excitement for many after a long week of commuting to work or school, with social distancing in place many of us are spending every day at home. So how can we mix it up and bring excitement to the weekend? 

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What Are the Best Movies From the 80s?

Top 15 Movies from the 80s 

Now more than ever people are turning to old movies and classic TV shows as a source of entertainment and a way to pass the time. What better way is there to get through this period of social distancing than by popping on a classic film from the 80s? Well, we think the only better thing to do than that is to pop in a movie while shopping our online inventory for a brand-new Kia, but that’s just us. 

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How Can I Stay Busy This Weekend?

Top 10 Racing Books Based on True Stories 

As the days of social distancing continue to stretch on, many individuals are looking for ways to get away while staying in one place. One of the best ways to take your mind somewhere else is by diving into a book and what better book to lose yourself in than in a thrilling racing book. Some of the best stories have come from those behind the wheel and this list of the top 10 racing books based on true stories is sure to give you inspiration on how to stay busy this weekend.  

Find the perfect book to get lost in below.  

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What Car Shows Can I Binge Watch This Week?

Top Auto Shows and Movies Available to Stream Online 

As more and more people are encouraged to maintain a safe amount of social distancing, many individuals are turning to streaming services to help stay entertained while staying indoors. Luckily for auto-enthusiasts, a full range of auto shows and movies are available to stream online through services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Looking for something to binge-watch this week? Keep reading to see some of the top auto shows and movies you can start streaming at home right now.  

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