I recently read a post on here describing an srt-4 as rice. I've gotten to the point where I'm tired of every ignorant person walking calling something rice just because they disagree with the make or model or looks or some other thing about a car. I now plan to purge the word rice of all its false definitions This is a story and a true definition of rice. Ok, so here is the damn truth on the subject. To understand my claims u must first research the background of why dodge made the srt-4. First of all, dodge is a freakin genius. For the most part, people these days care about speed. Thats why you seen 84 honda civics with all sorts of mods done to them. People wanna go fast and they want to do it for cheap. All dodge has done is let them do it with a factory warranty. I still wouldnt have picked a neon but just because it is one, doesn't make it rice. You can't buy rice from the factory. I don't care how big of a wing comes from the factory. People make cars rice, not manufacturers. Rice is and always will be the things people do to cars that just doesn't make much since to anyone else. I.E. a 10 foot wing on a car that only has a 95mph top speed. An "aerodynamic body kit" purchased for speed reasons, when it actually only increases drag. Thats rice. Being a ricer is a way of living. Its the failed attempt of someone trying to make their car look cool or fast. Its trying to fit in with everyone else by making your car different but failing horifically on more then one level. It doesn't have to be japanese, the only reason rice is called "rice" is because most of the people who fit into the category of ricers, drive japanese cars. The word rice originates as a way to make fun of both japanese cars and the people who make them look as stupid as they do sometimes. No one knows when the first person called a car rice and it really doesn't matter. Domestics needed some way to make fun of these people who think their cars are the best ones on the planet. At the time, anyone who drove a japanese car drove rice. thats just how it was. But, "Rice" has evolved into an image now. It no longer has to be a japanese car to be rice. This is a very important aspect of the word. Anyone can make their car rice. Just put something on the car that takes away from it more then it adds to it. A body kit doesn't make a car rice. That is just someones preference. A body kit that belongs on a honda accord but is fit to a mustang is rice. A ricer is someone who thinks their car is made better by an obviously crappy mod. Someone who fits into the "fast and furious" persona. If they think that body kit adds aero dynamics when anyone with 2 eyes can tell it could only create more drag. Thats a ricer. When they think that their cai induction adds 15 hp because the box says so, thats a ricer. A ricer is someone who thinks they know something about a car when they obviously don't. A ricer is someone who revs their car at a car who is obviously faster when they are in the turn lane. A ricer is someone who brags about their tornado and the 15hp it gained them. (Btw, if the tornado actually worked, every manufacturer would include them on their car from the factory. There is not a single manufacturer who puts a tornado on their car) That is the rice and ricer definitions. When a manufacturer makes an ugly car with a big wing, its just that, An ugly car with a big wing. A manufacturer does it for the sole purpose of attracting people to buy it. They don't care if it has a 50 ft wing as long as it sells (I.E. The roadrunner)Only people can make a car rice. I just wanted to clarify that. I feel people use the word rice way too often when they really just can't think of the right words. Understanding what you are saying is the key to any conversation. When you say rice and you mean, "ugly piece of ****", you give off the stereotype of a ricer (I.E. you hear everyone else calling japanese cars rice so you do to; But, in actuallity, you know nothing about the car or anything else. U know u just want to fit in and make fun of someone else's ride). The definition has changed from a straight definition to a more encompasing idea of a type of persona. So please people, especially those of you with mustangs, please don't go around calling everything that you don't like rice. You make urself look stupid and you put a bad image on anyone else that drivers a car like urs. You represent your community. (the community consisting of other who drive cars like you) Please don't do your community wrong by contributing to a stereotype. I'm not saying that there are not any rice cars out there. I just get tired of people calling every other car that is not theirs, or is not a "true domestic with a v8" rice. At least understand the word if ur going to use it. Now honestly, do you guys not agree with this?