Here is a post I had up in the "Other Cars" section. I've edited and posted it here for your entertainment.
My definition of "rice" doesn't have to do with the brand name or origin of the car. I've seen American cars (Neons, Focuses, even Mustangs) "riced" out which turns out to be something really scary.
"Rice," to me, is anyone who over does it when it comes to modifiying their car. They do it simply for the desire to make their car look cool, look or be fast, unique, etc. The sad thing is, all "riced" cars eventually begin to look the same...
For example, Honda is an unfortunate victim of a fashion trend by too many owners who have no fashion sense. Don't be hatin' Honda just because some kid decides that an unpainted 6 ft spoiler would look great on the back end of their car (even though they generally don't).
If the mods are tastefully done, which is subjective to everyone's opinion, then the car isn't "rice."
Here are a few of my humble opinions of what makes a car "rice":
1. Any body part of the car that is either too big or too small to match proportionally with the rest of the car. That means things like huge spoilers (the kind that basketball players can limbo under) to 20" wheels on a small compact car. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are those dinky little 14" wheels that we sometimes see on low-riding vehicles. I wish I could tell those owners to get some decent suspension and they wouldn't have to worry about those dang pebbles on the road and having other people wondering if their car is running on 4 flat tires.
2. Any loud colors, aftermarket excessive lighting, or too much "bling-bling". These cars just scream "NOTICE ME!!" when they pass by. If the car's color reminds people of fruit flavored sherbert or easter eggs, it might be rice. If the car has neons or other extra lighting that it can guide an airplane to land down on the road, the car might be rice. If the car has so much chrome that light reflecting off it causes road accidents and all sorts of manner of creatures to go blind by just looking at it, it might be rice.
3. Any loud, obnoxious, engine/exhaust noise that reminds people of lawn mowers and mopeds. Sorry, but I can't stand for coffee can exhaust nor farty pipes that make the car sound like it can't breathe right. It also tends to annoy the hell out of the car alarms in underground garages. Young people should learn to like their hearing because they are going to miss it when it's gone.
4. Stickers. No, not the "My kid beat up your honor student" kind of stickers, but product brand name stickers. We don't need to know if the car has AEM, Neuspeed, BBS, etc. components in the car (or lack there of). We definitely don't need to know that the Civic is "Powered by Honda!" by putting a big sticker on there. It's like "Well, duh! Of course it's powered by Honda! It's a Civic!" And if the car says it's something else, (aka "Lying"
like a Dodge Neon trying pass as a Eclipse, well, that's just plain stupid.
5. Interior garishness. I swear that some riced cars can hold their own disco-techs inside the vehicle. LEDs abound with neons, overpowered speakers with puppy-like sub-woofers, gauges everywhere to tell temp, time, and when your girlfriend is going to have her next orgasm. With all the money that the owner spends on the car, no wonder they have their DVD entertainment system packed in there, along with everything else. They don't have any other place to live except their car!
Anyway, those are just most of my subjective opinions on what makes a car "rice". I hope I didn't offend anyone and I'll apologize ahead if I did offend someone.
Does anybody else have any good "You might be a ricer if..."?
Keep it clean and keep it fun