Here is the promised interview with a rice-boy, the owner of the fake VTEC Prelude!
Why try to look like a VTEC when your car is not a VTEC?
What's the point?
Because before, civics would come zooming by me, but now... I don't know if it's just a mental thing, but they slow down for me! Besides, thirst is nothing... image is everything!
How long after getting your Prelude did you decide that you
needed to make it look like a VTEC?
The first night I got it when I slept in my car.
You slept in your car!?
Yeah, and I'm proud of it!
So how much horsepower does the VTEC sticker add?
15 "mental horsepower"!
In what order did you make the modifications to your
Do you think you get more chicks now?
No, but it gets a lot of attention from guys...
Don't other Prelude drivers know that it's not really a
Yeah, they know, but when the civic drivers go buy they say "Oh shit, that's a VTEC!".
What are the future plans for your car?
I have a choice between getting a VTEC engine, for about $3000, or I could spend $3000 on some really nice rims.
With $3000 for the engine and more money for rims, why not
just start out with a VTEC?
Because I was 15 and a half years old and my parents got it for me. When we went to the dealer, we were going for a black Civic EX (it was my dream car at the time), but they didn't have any, and the next shipment was in 3 days and my dad wanted to get it that day. So the salesman told my dad that for $2000 more you could jump up two classes (accord, then prelude) and my dad didn't like the interior of the Civic so we just got the prelude.
So in retrospect, would you have done it all over
No, I would not. It was a peer pressure thing. I went to a rice-boy high school, so what do you expect?
So what is your next car going to be?
(jokingly) BMW 318is, but make it look like an M3, starting with the emblem first!
Questions? Comments? Got a Rice-Boy story of your own?
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The term "Rice-Boy" is not meant to be a racially derogatory term. It just reflects the fact that most of these types of cars are owned by Asians and that they are all Japanese made cars. I myself an an Asian, and I still think these guys are dumb. It's not about race -- it's about attitude.