Originally Posted by LarThaL
The actual definition of the term is "Any modification intended to give the illusion of superior performance, when no such performance actually exists". This is different from tasteless or cheap, although many rice mods, are in fact tasteless and cheap. It is applicable to any nationality of car.
Here is a link to the origins of the whole phenomenon....from the annals of automotive history!!!!!......
That is waaaay too broad of a definition. That could be anything from fake flames to loud exhaust (even with small tips) that insinuate a strong engine. That could also encompass muscle cars that have fake hood pins. Anyways, that's just my opinion.