A way of customizing a compact or mid-sized four cylinder Asian or American car that consists of garish or tasteless cosmetic modifications with little or no performance benefit. Typical modifications include:

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.
"Did you see that riced out civic with the body kit and the fake type-r emblems?"
by splew May 01, 2008
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An automobile that has been equipped with gawdy, unnesecary accessories, such as 3' high spoilers, loud and/or repulsive paint job and body work. Owners of such automobiles feel that these accessories make their car the best in the world, when in fact it is not.
That Prelude over there is nice, but this here Civic ain't nothin but a ric mobile
by Penguin4x4 April 05, 2003
Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancements. (R.I.C.E.)Parts put on cars to make them look fast, when they have no internal tuning, and are actually slow as hell. Parts usually consist of excessivley angular bodykits, large rear spoilers, neon, sponsor stickers, chrome rims, fake "coffee can" exhaust tips, and loud, annoying paint jobs and/or vynils. Sometimes parts are do-it-yourself installed and are basically duct taped to the car. Most commonly known for being done to Honda Civics, but can also be done to slow domestic vehicles, such as a Chevy Cavalier, etc.
"Yo dog, did you see the Civic that guy was rollin' in? it was so 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!"
by Dusk Coffee December 20, 2004
v. To take a shitty jap car, add some Vtech stickers, spoiler, and fuck up the camber.
I just spent $12000 ricing up a $8000 piece of shit.
by Holden McCrank April 29, 2003
Rice: Another word for cocaine. This term was made famous by the Houston rapper RiFF RAFF aka JODY HiGHROLLER.
Last night after we got home from the bar those 2 girls wanted to party so i brought the RiCE OUT.
by Nilbog44 September 04, 2012
i) Food staple, ususally associated with asian countries but consumed worldwide.

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
i) "I'd like a number 24 with sweet & sour sauce, 3 spring rolls and a bowl of rice please"

ii) Look at that Civic!. It's pure rice!

iii) Don't put that huge spoiler on your car dude, it's 100% rice.
by Trogdor November 17, 2003
All Show...No Go! Modifying a car that is a piece to begin with, and doing nothing but body work to it in the end. Most likely loud, and unreliable.
Like at that piece, how much money do you think he put in that rice?
by Rx7_Babe December 30, 2004
To excessively modify and augment the physical appearance of sub compact economy vehicles in an attempt to make it them fast. Examples include unsightly body kits, oversised mufflers, (which are actually detremental to performance) neon lighting, thousands of decals, and of course, twenty inch rims which are far too heavy for these vehicles to handle.
Jimmy G thought he was "dopey-fresh" in his riced out Honda. That was, until my Bronco used it as a ramp.
by Ricekilla May 29, 2003
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