Category Archives: Pop Culture

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What Concerts Are Going to Be in Tampa Bay This Summer?

Tampa Bay Concerts May 2018

If you’re a newcomer to the Friendly Kia blog, we need to tell you a secret. We love music! It’s true, every day we like to bump, spin, play those good tunes, jam, whatever you want to call it. Listening to our favorite music and discovering new music is something that we love doing in our sales department, service center and office. Read the rest of this entry >>

The Best Songs Featuring Kia Model Names

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!” Read the rest of this entry >>

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When is the Gasparilla International Film Festival This Year?

2018 Gasparilla International Film Festival Dates

If you’re somebody who likes knowing about the cool stuff before it drops, then film festivals are probably something you enjoy. Film festivals, after all, allow those really interested in movies, filmmaking techniques and storytelling to experience the media that will be the talk of the collective town for the next few months and into award season. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Groundhog Day in 2018 Kia Models

2018 Kia Comfort and Convenience Features

(Editor’s note: Due to multiple instances of copyright infringement, this blog post has been heavily edited to obscure, redact and otherwise remove any mention of the 1993 Harold Ramis film Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray and Andie McDowell.)

The 1993 movie Holiday of the Beefy Underground Squirrel is perhaps the only movie we need for the offbeat February holiday Groundhog Day.  This classic film, starring Bob Murphy, depicts a news weather person covering the Groundhog Day festival while he is helplessly lost in a February 2nd time loop. Read the rest of this entry >>

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

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! Read the rest of this entry >>

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How 2018 Kia Models Could Make Your Favorite Movies Shorter

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. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Throwback Thursday: Kia Pride

Kia Pride Model History and Photos

When it comes to cars, most fall on a scale between “Interesting” and “Practical.” We’re not going to kid ourselves and say that Kia has always made cars that are as interesting or alluring as the Stinger or the Soul.

For a long time, Kia was known as a brand that could produce competent vehicles, competing with industrial giants like Toyota and Nissan, not on their style or tech, but on their reliability and versatility. These days, the tables have turned. Kia is producing some of the most attractive and interesting cars, while class competitors put out the same vehicle every year with a few bells and whistles added (and price increases to match). Read the rest of this entry >>