Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

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Flashback Friday: Kia Combi

Kia Combi Model History and Photos

We’ve talked about the historical diversity of Kia’s lineup on this blog before. Just like that Johnny Cash song, Kia really has “been everywhere, man.” Kia’s ability to produce compelling and reliable commercial vehicles is well documented in the international market, where they’ve brought forward some of the most original and unique problem solvers these markets have ever seen. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Flashback Friday: Kia Retona

Kia Retona Model History and Photos

(Note: With Thursday being reserved for our Weekend Local Events roundups during the spring and into the early summer, we’re shifting our Throwback Thursday series to Fridays).

Perhaps a fair criticism about current trends in automotive design is that they’re trying to cram too much into one vehicle. Many crossovers and sedans are chunky monuments to compromise, doing everything okay but nothing particularly outstanding. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Throwback Thursday: Kia Rondo

Kia Rondo Model History and Photos

We’ve talked about it before on this blog, but in case you didn’t know we’re huge fans of the minivan at Friendly Kia. Even if you don’t have seven or eight passengers you’re looking to seat, the ability to fill over 120 cubic feet of space with material and still enjoy a comfortable and safe ride is second-to-none in these vehicles. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Throwback Thursday: Kia Borrego

Kia Borrego Model History and Photos

“It ain’t about how hard you hit…it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward…” This quote, from 2006’s Rocky Balboa offers a lot of insight into life and enterprise. Show me a success story without any failures along the way and I’ll show you what I was going for when I went to Bass Pro Shop for Christmas shopping last month and left $30 poorer with 0 presents. 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 >>