ANY Japanese motor product. Usually deriving power from High RPM's and NOT from engine volume.
Man o Man listen to that rice burner go.....
by PONYBOY July 12, 2003
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A vehicle of Asian decent that is designed for performance from the factory, modified by aftermarket parts for performance, or has been modified to give the illusion of performance. These vehicles use small displacement (often 4 cylinder) engines equipped with turbochargers or high performance parts in order to make more power. These vehicles lack the torque of larger motors, have high strung powerbands, and their exhausts generally sound positively repulsive. Being Japanese, they often appear well built, but when subjected to the rigors of performance driving, their light duty, compact drivetrain parts often break or become damaged. They are not designed to be driven like Muscle cars. This includes, but is not limited to, Transaxles, driveshafts (and CV Joints), shifters, shift cables, transfer cases (on AWD equipped vehicles), and clutch assemblies. OEM and aftermarket parts are generally very cost prohibitive on these vehicles, since they are imported from other countries. Between price and difficulty working on the compact drivetrains and components, this makes repairs and modifications very expensive.
Factory Riceburners: Vehicles like the Mitsubishi Evo, Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Acura Integra Type R, Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T/GS-X, Nissan Skyline GT-R, Toyota Supra, Toyota MR2, Nissan 350Z, Acura RSX Type S, Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4. Although these vehicles overall performance may not be bad, they still have the attributes of riceburners, and therefore fall into the category. A vehicle does not have to be "slow" to be "rice".

Ricers often like to take regular economy cars and try to make them into "performance" cars as well, which is also rice. Typical add ons include huge wings on the truck, hood scoops, stickers, louds exhausts (fart cans), engine modfications, large wheels, altezza taillights, and body kits. The most popular vehicle to modify is the Honda Civic, it is usually credited with starting the whole "import tuner" craze of the early-mid 90's.
by Steveo611 March 08, 2007
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a car that cost maybe $450 on eBay, which some retard did up with "speed mods" which cost more than the actual car.
Massive "supra" spoiler
NOS sticker (no NOS though)
by bob January 19, 2004
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Any POS Japanese import. Built to go straight to the crusher; do not pass go; do not collect $200.00; unless someone added NOS; then keep the bottle; fill bottle, knock neck off of bottle; watch bottle go faster than rice-burner ever will/did.
Hey Maybell! How come that import car dealership is so close to that scrap yard?
by Dodge Boy November 27, 2003
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An asain produced automobile that is purchaced and custom fabricated to race on the street
I took out my GT 500 last night and shit on every rice burner at the pike
by cliff December 06, 2002
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A car (usually an import) tricked out, usually with useless bling. In some cases (mostly cars with turbos) performance parts are added, which makes that inline 4 cylinder car capable of whoopin some domestic musclecar @$$. A RiceBurner will womp a muscle car, as long as it is set up right.
Joe's 1998 Mazda RX-7 RiceBurner, could kick you mustangs @$$.
by Sawyer Shewak April 10, 2006
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