A rice beater is an imported car (usually from japan) which usually has only 4 cylinders and possibly a turbo to make it slightly quicker. The origin of the word comes due to the fact that: a) asians eat rice, b) the car is economical on fuel and c) although not tested, most believe the car itself could run solely on rice. In recent years, Australia has seen a massive increase in popularity of the rice beater, due to there cheap purchase price, ability to modify, and there reasonable power output.
Man I went for a cruise down to the goldie yesterday and there were so many rice beaters on the highway. Why dont those stains get a real mans car like a clubsport or a XR8.
by omg i am wtf uber October 31, 2006