By "rice" I assume you mean any Asian cars, not just those that have big wings and fart can mufflers.
I have a six cylinder Honda that I guarantee will keep up with any stock Mustang in the 1/4 mile and blow the doors off any stock V6 Mustang while still having all the luxuries (cruise control, heated seats, high power stereo, etc.) and getting an average 38 miles per gallon.
I actually really do not mind tuner cars all that much. The reliability goes way down when you have your turbos produce 28-30 pounds of pressure though. If I ever bought an asian tuner car, I would put in a Whoopee Cushion brand muffler, and a rear spoiler wing that is at least twice the width of a standard size surf board. I would also put in LED lights and strobes literally everywhere, and install a fog machine in the car, too. I know a good place where I can get a great 20" subwoofer that would look and sound amazing sitting in the back of a hatchback (I actually do know of a great 20" sub). That would look really cool.
I actually do not like real rice. It tastes like you are eating nothing, it is so bland. Yet, the asian hot sauces can be so hot that any of the many visits to the john whithin the next 2 days are likely going to be a very memorable experience
. I also had a relative go color blind while he was in the service, due to them feeding him too much rice, and too little else. Lack of real nutrition will do that.
I have to admit that ricers can build very fast vehicles, but it is the fact that I do not have to put all that much load on a V8 engine to get it to those speeds that I like. If you treat it right, you can get a 400-500 hp v8 well over 200,000 miles. If you have a WRX STI, or an EVO blown and tuned to make the same hp at the wheels, you cartainly will never dream of that reliability.
But, there really is a certain stupid/wierd/neat factor that I cannot resist about million color+ LEDs and really large speakers that would be fun to have in a car, just not my Mustang.
On Order: 2012 GT Premium, Lava Red with Lava Red interior, 3.55 ratio Manual, Electronics Package, HIDs with Security, reverse sensing, and Backup Camera
Status: Build week is 4/4/11(Ordered 11/22/10) Updated Build Date 4/15/11. ETA: Cinco de Mayo 2011 DELIVERED: May 3, 2011!!
Future Mods: GT/CS front valance with fogs, interior trim stuff, tinted turn lights, Oil Separator, tinted windows, Polk speakers