a Rice car is used to refer to sports cars of Asian make who have heavily cosmetic modifications and little or no internal modifications.
RICE - stands for Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement.
Commonly misunderstood by people who believe any asian 'done up' sports car is a rice mobile, and used as a negative term.
Dude, John thinks his civic is so sick. Why would you spend so much on external mods before changing anything internally?
I dunno man, i wouldn't. But i guess he likes the rice car look eh?