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Kia Soul’s Unique Lights Will Get You in the Mood

2016 Kia Soul Features and Specs Mood Lights

The Kia Soul is a lot of things.  It stands out on the road, with its low-to-the-ground sleek, boxy exterior.  It gets nice gas mileage, with 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.  It has a SiriusXM Audio System and six speakers, all the better to rock out to the Foo Fighters or Maroon 5.  But one thing it isn’t, is boring.

As further evidence the vehicle is one-of-a-kind, the 2016 Kia Soul has available mood lights that are made to show off your unique taste in music and to pump you up, like a dance party in your car.  We’ll chronicle some of the 2016 Kia Soul’s features and specs, but focus primarily on the mood lighting.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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2017 Kia Sportage Visits Death Valley on Way to Dealership Lots

2017 Kia Sportage Release Date and Specs

Former U.S. president Harry Truman once said, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”  Well, the 2017 Kia Sportage takes this one step further as it has been put through a battery of tests in the extreme heat of Death Valley, California, where temperatures hit upwards of a toasty 132 degrees in the summer months.  Now that the 2017 Kia Sportage has passed these tests in extreme heat with flying colors, we can expect to see it on the dealership lot in the coming months.  Read on to learn more about the 2017 Kia Sportage’s release date and specifications. Read the rest of this entry >>

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New Port Richey Area Halloween and Trick-or-Treat Events

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Candy may not be the glue that holds our country together, but for a few nights or weeks every year in October it is the reason for the Halloween season.  Whether it’s Laffy Taffy or candied apples; Snickers or Pixy Stix, kids the nation over can’t wait to get their Halloween sugar fix.  Besides the candy, your kids can dress up like a Minion or SpongeBob SquarePants and pick out which bag or pillow they want the trick-or-treat sweets to be dumped in, and that’s always fun, too.

With that thought in mind, we have highlighted some safe, kid-friendly Halloween events for New Port Richey and the surrounding area, both children’s parties and trick-or-treating extravaganzas. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Win Taylor Swift Halloween Concert Tickets at Friendly Kia!

Friendly Kia Car Wash Taylor Swift and Stewie New Port Richey FL

Where in the world can you find Taylor Swift tickets, tons of great cars and someone dressed as Stewie from TV’s “Family Guy”?  We know this question has been on your lips for some time now – what an explosion of fun that would be, right?

Well, the wait is over, as Friendly Kia along with MOR is holding a free car wash event on Saturday, Oct. 17.  The event takes place at Mr. Friendly Auto Spa, which is located at the Friendly Kia dealership lot in New Port Richey, so get ready for both you and your car to have some good, clean fun! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Which Kias Have Available Sunroofs?

Kia Models with Sunroofs Spring Hill FL

Sunroofs get a bad rap.  Sure, they’re something you can open up to let the Sun in – instant vitamin D party, anyone? – but to some they are seen as a bulky, frivolous use of space.  On the positive side, sunroofs are great for stargazing or for letting a nice breeze during a warm day, or just to increase your connection to mother nature as you pass by.  Where you fall on the spectrum will have some bearing on what type of vehicle you like to drive.

If the whole world was warm year-round it’s easy to imagine sunroofs being standard in more vehicles, but some unfortunate folks toil in freezing temperatures for part of the year.  In Florida, we don’t have that problem, and roofs in the ceiling of our vehicles are the keys to sun and fun year-round.  Put simply, when you’re thinking of sun, you think of sunroofs, and when you think of fun, you think of Kia cars.  So let’s look at which Kia models have sunroofs in Spring Hill, FL. Read the rest of this entry >>

Talk Kia to Me: Take a Journey in Duran Duran’s Favorite Car with this Halloween Soundtrack

Best Halloween Music from the 1980s

Do you remember the character Goat Boy from Saturday Night Live, who constantly asked us if we remembered the 1980s?  Comedian Jim Breuer really brought that odd man-beast to life, as he switched between reminiscing and reverting to his goat state in equal parts.  But lest we get worried about human goats stalking the highways and byways of life, he was onto something: There’s a lot to love about the 1980s.  In particular, there’s a lot to love about the music.

Big-haired behemoths roamed the arenas of that decade, as fans by the millions rocked the torn jeans and the teased hair of the day.  In the spirit of 1980s music and the Halloween season we are now in, here’s a list of the best Halloween-themed hits from the 1980s.  The only requirements are the music must have some kind of spooky connection, and it must be a good song.  Somewhere along the way, we just might learn what car Duran Duran prefers. Read the rest of this entry >>

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The 2016 Kia Cadenza is Coming!

2016 Kia Cadenza Release and Specs

The Cadenza is coming!  The Cadenza is coming!

Okay, now that we’ve done the Paul Revere bit, we’ll give you some additional information about something that has quite a bit more horsepower than the fabled steed that Revere rode around on as he warned those early Americans the British were coming, way back in the 18th century.

The Cadenza model is known for luxury, bold styling, and fantastic features, and the 2016 model year is going to take that potent cocktail and add some updates that will surely make it the luxury sedan flavor of the year.  Let’s look at the 2016 Kia Cadenza release and specs. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Sorento Gets Beefed-Up TV Ad Campaign

2016 Kia Sorento NFL Commercials

Are you ready for some football…commercials?  We’re about a month into the NFL regular season, and Kia recently announced that they are stepping up their ad campaign which runs during the top-rated “NBC Sunday Night Football.”  There have already been commercials during the prime-time NFL telecasts featuring the 2015 Kia Optima, but these new NFL ads will feature the 2016 Kia Sorento, the largest of Kia’s SUVs and an amazing vehicle with power and performance coursing through its fuel.

This is a continuation of the narrative that began with a Super Bowl commercial that announced the 2016 Kia Sorento to a global audience.  The vehicle, with an available V6 engine and up to 290 horsepower, as well as space for a large group and all of their gear, has been scooping up awards ever since, like J.D. Power’s award for Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality and the NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating.  Check one of the eye-catching introductory ads for the 2016 Sorento below: Read the rest of this entry >>

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Events in the Tampa Area, Oct. 5-11: Zombies are a Real Thriller

Things to Do in Tampa FL for October

Tampa has no idea what’s about to go down, as events both wild and wacky are popping up all over the area.  During these seven days, you can prep for a group zombie dance, check out robots, or watch comedian Gilbert Gottfried do something bizarre, yet funny on stage.  Better yet, check out zombies taking a bite out of a literary classic.

On second thought, let’s call this list of events ghastly and ghoulish, but in the most fun way possible.

Here’s a list of a dozen things to do in Tampa, Oct. 5-11, 2015.

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What Colors Will be Available for the 2016 Kia Optima?

2016 Kia Optima Release and Available Colors

As much as we might try to think otherwise, first impressions are important.  Whether it’s our posture as we enter a room, or what we’re wearing, or how we shake someone’s hand at a meeting, these things send messages to the people we’re interacting with.

A vehicle’s first impression is created by the exterior, by its body shape and by its colors.  The 2016 Kia Optima is taking advantage of trends in color schemes and has a pleasing palette for you to choose from when you’re on the lot.  So let’s take a closer look at the 2016 Kia Optima release and its available colors. Read the rest of this entry >>