a)An obnoxious exhaust with an overly large tip, also known as a fart can, fart cannon, or coffee can, due to their sound that resembles human farts and their shape that resembles the cans that coffee is packaged in.
b)A large spoiler or wing that resembles those found on race cars but has no performance benefit and is only for cosmetic appeal.
c)A garish "body kit" consisting of front and rear bumpers and side skirts designed to emulate the look of expensive high performance cars but instead makes the car too low to the ground to avoid speed bumps and curbs.
d)Liberal application of stickers and badges associated with high performance companies/brands/cars. Although these stickers are supposed to resemble sponsor stickers on race cars, a rice car may have stickers representing performance pars it is not equipped with. Common stickers/emblems include:"VTEC", "NOS", "EIBACH", "TYPE-R", "NISMO" and "GT-R"
f)Cheap after market wheels and tires to resemble high performance cars.
e)Paint. Usually the vehicle has a poorly maintained factory paint job and is often equipped with parts that do not match the original paint (spoilers, mirrors, body kit, hood). In the rare case where the car has a uniform custom paint job it is usually a garish flashy hue with tasteless graphics.
Rice cars can also be characterized by excessively poor workmanship in welding, painting, wiring, and the application of performance parts.
Damn, if you haven't figured out what rice is yet, this is a perfect example. Chickenwire grille on the bodykit that was probably worth more than the car itself. Spoiler, painted dash?
a bowl of rice
"This guy's got nothin' under the hood, it's just rice. Smoke him."
"What a riceboy, I bet he thinks his neon adds 50 bhp!"
ii) A car, usually a late model of japanese origin, that has had numerous features added to it that may enhance its looks, but do nothing for its performance.
Examples include "VTEC" and "Mugen" stickers, large spoilers, chrome wheels ( see also bling bling ), large diameter exhaust pipes,
clear brake light lenses and lowered springs.
iii) Individual features of a car noted in (ii) above
ii) Look at that Civic!. It's pure rice!
iii) Don't put that huge spoiler on your car dude, it's 100% rice.