Any Asian-import automobile. The term "Rice Burner" is derived from the cars' origin, in Asia, where rice is a very abundant food (it's a starch). In order for a car to qualify as a Rice Burner, it must:
1) Have a 4-cylinder engine, also referred to as a "Four banger"
2) Be of Asian origin, and produced by an Asian automobile manufacturer, such as: Honda, Toyota, Infiniti, Lexus, Kia, Mistubishi, Suzuki, Subaru, Isuzu, or Acura, to name a few
3) Be small and compact, as most Asian imports are
4) Be extremely ugly, as most Asian imports are
5) Have an extremely annoying, and extremely poor-sounding muffler and exhaust system because the cars only have 4-cylinder eninges, which are totally worthless
6) Have a four banger that makes a petty amount of power and torque, that a kid on a bicycle could beat to 20 mph. Here, there is an exception however. The Mistubishi Lancer Evolution, and the Subaru WRX STi are the most powerful Rice Burners sold in the United States. Although they make upwards of 260 hp, and they should be given atleast a little bit of respect, they are still considered Rice Burners because they meet the rest of the requirements, and a car that slips through the cracks of this definition could be devastating to my credibility
Most Rice Burners are modified by their foolish owners. Several owners choose to bolt cheap, crappy parts onto their Rice Burners, becuase they are foolish and they think this makes their crappy car look "cool." These parts can include: even crappier sounding mufflers and exhaust systems that are usually extremely restricitve, abnormally large, useless and overdone rear spoilers, rather ugly body kits that do nothing for the cars' aerodynamics, unproportionally large wheels, often chrome, that can slow the cars' acceleration and lenghten it's braking distance because of the mass of the wheel, underbody neone lights that are illegal in most states to drive with, front wheel drive that is worthless, and last but not least, retarded sound systems that most of the time take up so much luggage space its not even funny, that eat the cars' battery alive, and taht disturb the peace by playing retarded rap and gay person pop because that is what is considered "cool," but is really not because most of today's population does not realize how incredibly awesome Rock is.
My Rice Burner sucks and it sounds like poo.
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