A 4 cylinder model manufactured by honda and available as a coupe, sedan, or hatchback depending on year and trim. High potential for modification, and even higher potential for retarded shitfucks to totally turn it into a rolling laughing stock. When modified by a character of taste, it can be quite a nice looking (and even fast) car.

There seem to be 3 major themes when it comes to modifiying a civic: JDM, Sleeper, and Rice. JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) characteristics include importing and installing parts from authentic JDM civics (or other japanese honda models) such as side markers, jap instrument clusters, steering wheels, and jap-spec racing wheels (spoon, mugen, 5Zigen, etc. or knockoffs (rota).

Sleeper: A car that remains mostly stock on the outside but has extensive modification to the motor such as a motor swap and a turbo or supercharger. Mild aesthetic and/or performance upgrades are generally suspension modifications (springs, shocks, adj. coilovers, sway bars, bushings, etc) brake upgrades (larger rotors, rear disks, etc), and upgraded, though still factory, alloys (Si, Integra GSR, etc).

Rice: All the rest of the fucking shit you see driving around. "Powered by honda" stickers, ugly altezza taillights, neon glow, heinous body kits (usually unpainted or primered and rarely color matched), stickers so thieves know what to steal, cheap universal mufflers welded to the stock exhaust pipe, cut springs (as opposed to aftermarket springs - you can tell if the springs are cut because the car bounces up and down while it drives on the straightest of roads), etc.

This is the best definition for a honda civic.
If I see another mexican driving a stock civic with a "powered by civic" sticker on the windshield I'm gonna shit.
by eerie April 13, 2005
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A car manufactured by Honda, often seen as a Sedan, Coupe, or Hatchback. Was first created in 1972 as a coupe or hatchback and really picked up interest when the fifth generation was released in 1992 along with VTEC which attracted many racing enthusiasts. Starting with the fourth generation to the end of the sixth the Civic had the highly popular race inspired Double Wishbone Suspension which attracted even more racing enthusiasts. The Civic is still one of the most popular cars on the road today with a great gas mileage history and current one.

Often misunderstood and mixed up with the term "Ricer". The fact is, Ricer can pertain to any car domestic, exotic, or tuner that have "racing modifications" that in reality do nothing at all. There are mainly four types of Civic:
1.)Daily - Driven from point A to B, the driver takes advantage of the Civic's superior MPG's. Possible minor engine modifications to improve MPG and add performance.
2.)Sleeper - Fast and powerful, usually a Turbo'd D16z6 engine or contains a swapped B series motor, either motor with major internal modifications. Mostly stock exterior except maybe after market rims, and lowered.
3.)Ricer - No performance adding parts. Cheap eBay intakes and loud annoying eBay mufflers for $30. Have racing stickers for parts the don't really have, large spoilers, cut springs, ugly/unfinished paint jobs(usually bright colors so they stick out more). Annoying Subwoofers playing really loud to look "cool".
4.)Track Car - Hollowed out interior, Major engine performance parts and fabrication done. None to minimal stock engine parts. Driven by experienced drivers. Stored in a garage or trailer to never be driven except at the track.
Guy 1: Oh man, look at that Civic Sleeper next to the Ricer.
Guy 2: Must be embarrassing for the Ricer, HA!
Guy 1: Yeah, but remember the Ricer has a Nascar sticker so he must be getting an extra 200 horsepower!!!
Guy 2: *Laughs*
by PackersFTW April 3, 2009
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A compact car offered by Honda Motor Co., in three body types: Sedan, coupe and hatchback. This car, in stock form, is a great gas-saver, and is rock-solid reliable, as proven by owners, Consumer Reports, and the endless odometers that read 300k miles and more. At one point, this car was found to be an entry-level "tuner", back when tuning was something to talk about. Today, every dick-face who watches TFATF, thinks because it has an "H" badge on it, that all you need is an array of tacky, useless parts and you are "sick", "dope", or any other term cholo-ass b**ners use to sound like a "real racer".

Bottom line, anybody who can sit here on this, or any other site, and shit-talk about Honda, or any car for that matter, without understanding what they are talking about, is about as inteligent as a rock. Alot of what you see on the street is "Rice", not somebody who actually takes pride in the car they drive. Fact: You will never catch a real Honda tuner with a park-bench wing, cheap-ass body kits, or 5" tip mufflers, just to name a few. Neons, "systems" (which add God knows how much weight to said "racer"), 17" wheels, Euro taillights, loud paint, and pretty much any other part that is a knock-off of something that real tuners are actually willing to dish out cash for and is a quality product. Also, you will also not catch them trying to race everybody in traffic, or hanging out in parking lots with strobes flashing, while standing outside their car, usually with a group of said "ricers". Out of boredom, I came here to see what people put for a definition for Civic, and was not suprised at how ignorant people are. Look, if are gonn aspend the time to vent how much you hate something, online or anywhere, at least know what the fuck you are talking about, and get your facts straight first, then type away, oh angry ones!
The Honda Civic is the staple of the tuning community, dating back to the mid-80's, and today is sadly the recipient of abuse, and misunderstanding.
by ATrueHondaEnthusiast February 10, 2008
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An excuse for retarded fuckheads to come on UrbanDictionary.com and bitch and whine and fling shit at eachother back and forth, as if UrbanDictionary.com was a messageboard.
I destroyed your civic with a wrecking ball for airing your stupid "gay-fest" on Urbandictionary.com like a 14 year old attention whoring little bitch.
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A great example to define the term "rice rocket". Often modded with parts that don't do shit to improve the performance, but rather downgrade it in most cases. Even can be modded with more neon than your local quiky mart.

Yeah, some Civics can be made fast, and I've seen some beat the crap out of V8 cars (well not by much) like the Mustang or Camaro, but that's only after spending 2 to 3 times more money than what you could've spent on a much nicer and faster car.
Hey, i thought my Civic gained more HP by puting NOS stickers on the car!!!
by import_killer March 7, 2006
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A reliable and well built car often criticised by uneducated Americans who are unable to drive cars with manual gearboxes. Built with technology at least 20 years ahead of American car manufacturers (Corvette still use leaf springs for Christ sake!) they are widely hated because they embarrass 'muscle' cars developing pitiful power from enormous engines (oh and of cause being completely useless if you ever come across a corner).

Unlike Hondas, American cars sell in minimal numbers outside the US, because they have appalling build quality, have pathetic power to weight ratios and can only go in a straight line.

A civic is either reliable transport, or at its best (167 bhp VTi/Sir, 197bhp Type R) a great hot hatch, that’s it. Of cause you WON’T keep up with an Evo in a Civic, it’s a mere hot hatch, not a 4x4 rally beast, but you CAN piss yourself laughing as you fly past American crap on a race track or country road.
Civic driver: I took my standard Civic Type R to Germany’s Nurburgring and got round in under 9 minutes, not bad for a 1.6.

Camaro driver: I took my muscle car to the Nurburgring and crashed on the first corner because it handles like shit, It broke down on the way too. I rented a car but I couldn’t drive it because it wasn’t an auto and I’m a fat useless sack of crap.

Mustang driver: My cars awesome because I can beat Hyundai’s on the drag strip and I can go above 100mph as long as the road is completely straight. Anyone who drives a Japanese car must be gay because I say so.

Generic muscle car driver: I am a cretin who knows nothing about cars but express my uninformed opinions loudly. I wouldn’t go anywhere near a race track because I would be urinated on by people in Japanese and European compact cars with engines a quarter of the size of my ‘beast’. I prefer to hang around in bars, boasting about how I can beat people off the lights in my V8 and then beat the crap out of the prostitute I’ve just paid for.
by Civic driver February 19, 2009
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An econobox car that is meant primarily for older women to go out and get their groceries. However this car is often times seen being sported by younger men with a gay exhaust tip, gay paint job, and oh yes even the gay underglow lights. You will also often times see the hood painted black to try and look "JDM" or like carbon fiber. Unfortunetly 99% of the time when these cars are modded they sound like pissed of weed whackers and nothing more. Though there are some fast Civics they are few and hard to find.
Wow that Honda just passed me.. Oh wait my car isn't on.
by DH June 3, 2004
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