10 Cars You Can FINALLY Import in 2021

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2021 is finally here, which means we get a bunch of cars from the year 1996 that can be legally imported to the USA. These cars were never originally sold in America, but thanks to the 25 year law we can bring em in starting now! We’ve got cars and trucks from Japan, Europe, and even Australia. This is The D-List!
Big thanks to Jamie Orr from Orchid Euro and Sean Morris from Toprank for helping us research this episode!
If you’re interested in importing a car from Europe, check out orchideuro.com
And if you’re into the JDM stuff, check out www.importavehicle.com
Shout out to Torque GT for photos used in this episode: itworlds.info/fast/cfqO2M7MmzMEO-IaLlLYjQ
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  • 😮woah toyota made their own hummer And who needs to be super rich when you can just buy a Toyota classic 😂

    kingofatlantistvkingofatlantistv3 ore fa
  • Hey you forgot a car... The 1996 Toyota Supra :) ur welcome

    The Fazbear ChannelThe Fazbear Channel15 ore fa
  • aah so happy there's a mk3 golf on this list

    casper aalderscasper aaldersGiorno fa
  • itworlds.info/round/n4uulKyjj9J8fJo/video

    Shift AutomotiveShift Automotive2 giorni fa
  • please do one of these every year

    Sage VidzSage Vidz2 giorni fa
  • USA: 25 years rule Lebanon: 37 years rule

    HANHAN2 giorni fa
  • James you stuffed up with the Holden Hsv Gts-R 5.7. Now you have to do a fully dedicated video to the Holden Hsv Gts-R 5.7 so you know what you're talking about. Disgusting your lack of knowledge about aussy v8s

    Hayden WoodhouseHayden Woodhouse2 giorni fa
  • The 1990's were a good decade for cars. That was before European cars turned to crap.

    Paul KentPaul Kent4 giorni fa
  • Ahh, james, the motor in the gts-r is a stroked 5ltr motor 355 stroker which equates to 5.7l but it isnt an ls1 🤷‍♂️

    Jarrod HironJarrod Hiron4 giorni fa
  • "it's a godzilla, WITH A BACKPACK." "Larry the cable guy called it the GET UR DONEEEE." 😂

    Ryan HariyonoRyan Hariyono4 giorni fa
  • The Toyota starlet also came into the US under a different chassis way before the echo. It came as the Toyota Tercel and Toyota Paseo, both of which share the same chassis as the starlet ep71,ep82 and ep91 which is the glanza .

    sylvester carewsylvester carew4 giorni fa
  • man seeing the Stagea Autech here in the vid makes me miss my Stagea in Wangan (wmmt6) lmfao

    JaBorJaBor4 giorni fa
  • The coolest cars from the year I was born, nice!

    edi12312edi123124 giorni fa
  • james, i don't know if anyone pointed it out yet, but the legnum vr4 didn't have the 3000GT's engine, legnum uses a 2.5 v6, while 3000GT had 3 different 3 liter options, nice video though ^^

    l2Gaugel2Gauge5 giorni fa
  • Has he made a video about the Toyota hilux

    Jason PadillaJason Padilla5 giorni fa
  • Is this the same with Canada. If not can you make one FOR CANADA PLZZZZ!

    Malosky52 MagpayoMalosky52 Magpayo5 giorni fa
  • I also think the r33 is the better looking out the 32,33,34, and 35

    Demoriae PriceDemoriae Price5 giorni fa
  • 25 year rule is stupid why we couldn’t bought this like before?

    Marck MartinezMarck Martinez6 giorni fa
    • In the 80's there was a black market for better cars that were available only from foreign places and they'd be built on different regulations than US regulations... I think

      Jeffrey KennedyJeffrey Kennedy4 giorni fa
  • New title: "Here are 10 cars that you can now import into the US but would never want to". Too long?

    Hiroshi13Hiroshi136 giorni fa
    • Forbidden food 😂😂😂

      alida flusalida flus5 giorni fa
  • Legnum is 2.5l not 3 litre. Do your homework guys

    David BadgerDavid Badger7 giorni fa
    • Seriously may be my favorite ever.

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov6 giorni fa
  • HSV GTS-R doesn’t have an ls1, it has a stroked Australian 5.0litre (304). Definitely not an ls1

    David BadgerDavid Badger7 giorni fa
    • Can u please do the top 10 surf cars.

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov6 giorni fa
  • You forgot the jzx100 be it chaser,mark2 or cresta they came out this year dick splashes

    PrecisiondecisionPrecisiondecision8 giorni fa
  • This is my first comment that I have commented in 2021

    gioyu comigioyu comi8 giorni fa
  • Legnum doesn't share the engine from the GTO... the 6A13TT it has is only in the Galant/Legnum VR-4s.

    Ranek405Ranek4058 giorni fa
  • R34 a few Years out!!! GREAT I can SAVE my MONEY some MORE haha lmao haha love Savage godlike yea yaya ;D

    Cameron PottsCameron Potts9 giorni fa
  • Everybody: Sport Spider James: Sports Spidier

    Lukas NovikasLukas Novikas9 giorni fa
    • Better Call Saul had one... Saul Goodman drove a commodore

      gioyu comigioyu comi8 giorni fa
  • I mean......I have 20th AE seats for sale if anyone is interested. Message me on IG @angry_8v

    Aaron ApplegateAaron Applegate9 giorni fa
  • The TVR Cerbera is pronounced the same way you'd say Cerberus, it's Cerb-era not Kerb-era.

    thenoobslayerthenoobslayer10 giorni fa
  • 👍

    Cars ForeverCars Forever10 giorni fa
  • 9:19 the modern car seem to be designed with the anti-Lotus motto of "complicate and add weight"

    artoodiitooartoodiitoo10 giorni fa
  • 0:50 "To Prank Importers" doesn´t sound very legit ;D

    artoodiitooartoodiitoo10 giorni fa
    • Buncha letters, buncha numbers, means it's gonna be sick 😂

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov10 giorni fa
  • Lmao. We got a 15 year rule how do u feel.... I will trade cars for guns with Americans...

    Daniel MattosDaniel Mattos10 giorni fa
  • "Its like Godzilla... WITH A BACKPACK! " James Pumphrey, 2021

    wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov10 giorni fa
    • Honestly amazing

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov10 giorni fa
  • Forbidden food 😂😂😂

    Manu TManu T10 giorni fa
  • Aw man key and peele season 1 episode 4 it has you saying the n word hahaahh. Aww better time back then huh

    KOFFIN nailsKOFFIN nails11 giorni fa
    • I love this video, it’s so cute ❤️

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov10 giorni fa
  • Can u please do the top 10 surf cars.

    Elvin Reinholdt FredskildElvin Reinholdt Fredskild11 giorni fa
  • I would say most of the cars named here next to zero people will want to import.

    Bryan PenningtonBryan Pennington11 giorni fa
  • He said my birthday month twice

    Takumi FujiwaraTakumi Fujiwara11 giorni fa
  • I really think the R33 is the prettiest Skyline of them all.

    Andrei Paul AnastasiuAndrei Paul Anastasiu12 giorni fa
  • lol, nice vid dudes! If I remember correctly, Norway supplied Lotus with the aluminium for the first gen Elise.

    Christer VonskarChrister Vonskar12 giorni fa
    • Can the echo use the glanza stuff?

      miko foinmiko foin11 giorni fa
  • Better Call Saul had one... Saul Goodman drove a commodore

    Spiker JamesSpiker James12 giorni fa
  • F all those cars get me a toyota hummer

    djoraxxx xxxdjoraxxx xxx12 giorni fa
    • "Mega cruiser"

      Erick SanchezErick Sanchez11 giorni fa
  • As a fat, middle child, thanks for the compliment. :)

    Scott ThomsonScott Thomson12 giorni fa
  • first i thought like: lmao these americans can't import newer cars yet BUT I CAN then came a phase phase of realization that i am broke and it doesn't matter that i live in germany BUT I STILL CAN DRIVE FAST AS FUCK

    bubbiekopfbubbiekopf12 giorni fa
  • I like the stagias especially when they are modified with an r34 skyline front end conversion . The original front end is ugly. A Mitsubishi legnum is a close second on the stagia

    Daniel ViktorDaniel Viktor12 giorni fa
    • then these odd selections.

      miko foinmiko foin12 giorni fa
  • Man, my fist car was a Mitsubishi Mirage that I bought just because it looked like the Evo IV. It had 220k miles and I sold it for $500 lol still miss it.

    Cuban AmericanCuban American12 giorni fa
  • Buncha letters, buncha numbers, means it's gonna be sick 😂

    BossyMeatCreatureBossyMeatCreature13 giorni fa
  • 1996 is when Japan introduced the more powerful RX7, which US never got.

    World PeaceWorld Peace13 giorni fa
  • in other words “cars you can import, but cant buy because they cost many thousands of dollaridoos”

    ZxcHxrtZxcHxrt13 giorni fa
  • @Donut Media engin in Legnum is 2.5V6 4G13TT not a 6G72TT 3.0V6 like in 3000GT ;)

    Oski BoskiOski Boski13 giorni fa
    • fantastic!

      doire aintudoire aintu13 giorni fa
  • We own a evo 4

    Gehms Eliehshar CruzGehms Eliehshar Cruz13 giorni fa
    • @Donut Media GREAT

      doire aintudoire aintu13 giorni fa
  • Sorry James but the HSV VS GTS-R did NOT have an LS1, it was an iron block 304ci that Holden made based on your 305ci but factory stroked by HSV to 355ci making it a "5.7L" but not an LS1 lol

    jordsnissannxjordsnissannx13 giorni fa
  • Gotta correct you you the vs commodore. Doesn't come with an ls1. She comes with the mighty 5Liter

    Sean MulvaySean Mulvay13 giorni fa
  • MK1 was the best gen

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQix13 giorni fa
  • Is Josse DeLorian?

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQix13 giorni fa
  • Can the echo use the glanza stuff?

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQix13 giorni fa
  • So glad it only takes 25 years makes a dangerous unsafe car safe.

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQix13 giorni fa
  • 13:10 r33 was in f&f 1 tho???

    legit warrior 10legit warrior 1013 giorni fa
  • Me fater James is done with the R33 rant: Y E S

    Bara5Bara513 giorni fa
  • You didn’t put jzx100 chaser :( the series 1 were made in 96 so u could get them now

    LeakedthroneLeakedthrone13 giorni fa
  • I agree. And I'm the middle child 🤣

    david mortondavid morton13 giorni fa
  • Everyone knows if you had to import a Skyline the R32 GTR is the best, if only the best looking of all the GTR's including the present day GTR. And much much less expensive then these odd selections.

    MrPunch09MrPunch0913 giorni fa
  • More powa bebeh

    Jack NaylorJack Naylor14 giorni fa
  • Welp, there goes the prices of the Stagea!

  • I wanna know where you get that hat 😍 I want one

    William GaldamezWilliam Galdamez14 giorni fa
  • @Donut Media GREAT

    Agus RustandiAgus Rustandi14 giorni fa
  • 11:15 When the edibles hit 😂😂😂

    andrew vargasandrew vargas14 giorni fa
  • You spuds, the Commodore GTS-R had a stroked 304ci Holden V8, resulting in 355ci. No LS1, do you even do research? Not the first time you have had Aussie car history totally wrong. Just go on any Aussie forum and ask the question. Love y'all ❤️

    BulkFishBulkFish14 giorni fa
  • I can't wait for 2022 to bring a civic type r

    Ahmed MohmedAhmed Mohmed14 giorni fa
  • When the Mega Cruiser has six seats than the Hummer H1 🤣🤣

    SIMPLY TakumaSIMPLY Takuma14 giorni fa
  • FYI there are plenty of regular Holden Commodore SS models with LS engines or the Australian made 5L V8s for cheap here too. Though for bang for your buck it would be better value to import two late E-series Ford Falcons with the Intech 4L engine. Can get a stock auto model for like 500 USD and up. Get one, add a huge turbo, have fun at the drag strip. The V6 Commodores are also around, and use the Buick 3800 V6, so parts for it aren't totally foreign. But...eh...why would you want to?

    BalterBalter14 giorni fa
  • Actually the Stagea is closer to an R34 then an R33. It's chassis code is WC34 and it's just under two years off the production start of the R34 Skylines anyway.

    BalterBalter14 giorni fa
  • American's actually wanting Legnums is kinda funny. Guess we better start selling them for 10K USD to cashed up yanks lol

    BalterBalter14 giorni fa
  • I'd buy it for him genuinely to see the smile. I'm not gay, but it'd be ok if I were. As a real motor head, we understand that smile. The "that's a little bit beyond what I'd hoped for". That's a good buddy face.

    Beau RemingtonBeau Remington14 giorni fa
  • Does someone from the us want to import my stagea now? 😂

    team gzusteam gzus14 giorni fa
  • I have never seen a more american looking guy quite like him

    Dvolution zDvolution z14 giorni fa
  • The TVR is pronounced Sir bur a - from Cerberus, the hell dog from the Greek mythology and called that because the head of TVR's dog took a bite out of the foam when the car was being modelled resulting in the odd shape around the front indicator - so the story goes. The MK1 Elise is OK for folks 6ft and some over that just not wide people with big guts and arses - The sill is about 2" higher than the easier to get into MK2 but you still have to double up at the waist to get in. I have to cut out the cookies for a while if I'm struggling to get in.

    SuperMadpomSuperMadpom14 giorni fa
  • Imagine wanting a Legnum 🤣🤣🤣

    JimJim14 giorni fa
  • wasnt the renault spider a concept car??

    big bbig b14 giorni fa
  • Lotus Elise Type 72. I want.

    LeandroLeandro14 giorni fa
  • uh what about the jzx100?

    j hj h14 giorni fa
  • Just FYI the GTS-R doesn't have an LS1, it actually has a stroked version of the Holden 5L V8, which is a completely home grown Australian designed and built engine. No Holdens got the LS1 until the VT Series II in 1999.

    retrogeekretrogeek14 giorni fa
    • Oh the good ol days.

      Omantra MusicOmantra Music14 giorni fa
  • Thanks a lot Pumfrey I will never be again to look at a VW Golf hand brake the same way again lol

    hole shot shanehole shot shane14 giorni fa
  • Day 285 of asking James to do an Up to speed on his Dad

    doire aintudoire aintu14 giorni fa
  • Couple wrong things about the vr4... it is not the same engine as the gto or 3000gt. The engine is a 6a13tt. Also, that is a fl vr4 and you won't be getting them for a couple years. Also, the vr4 is 4wd, not awd.

    Matt AndersonMatt Anderson14 giorni fa
    • @Matt Anderson yeah pretty much all of them. There's a handful of nice ones but not without their problems, as I recall the electrics play up a bit in Legnums and Diamantes. Doesn't help that everybody's cousin is an "audio electrician" after a couple woodys

      Omantra MusicOmantra Music14 giorni fa
    • @Omantra Music if not looked after properly. Plenty like that in nz

      Matt AndersonMatt Anderson14 giorni fa
    • It's also makes for a great pile of shit as is where is

      Omantra MusicOmantra Music14 giorni fa
  • James, there are no numbers in 'HSV VS GTS-R'

    SavSav14 giorni fa
    • they legit released the evo IV when i was born, I learned something today

      doire aintudoire aintu14 giorni fa
  • The TVR is pronounced Ser-bera....pretend the C is a S and boom

    Craig ThomasCraig Thomas14 giorni fa
  • The r33 400r is way more desirable than then the lm. Should have brought that up instead.

    Divine DriftDivine Drift15 giorni fa
  • Have the Australians ever built a sexy car? God damn.

    Divine DriftDivine Drift15 giorni fa
    • @Omantra Music fuck an el camino with a wagon back end.

      Divine DriftDivine Drift14 giorni fa
    • Google. Holden Sandman

      Omantra MusicOmantra Music14 giorni fa
  • SO the secret is to get a canadian residency then import all the JDM cars and slap that sweet sweet ontario plate on it as you snowbird your way to florida.

    GroupHugGroupHug15 giorni fa
  • Soon I can import the R34 Skyline GTR

    AlpzeptaAlpzepta15 giorni fa
  • What happened to up to speed??

    Alex SmithAlex Smith15 giorni fa
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV Nissan Stagea Renault Sport Spider Toyota Starlet Glanza V HSV VS GTS-R TVR Cerbera Toyota Mega Cruiser 1st Gen Lotus Elise Mistubishi Legnum R-4 Toyota Classic VW Golf GTI 20th Anniversary Editon Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R LM Limited

    TommyTommy15 giorni fa
  • Roof is pronounced Roof with a long oo. Not ruff.

    ittotaqittotaq15 giorni fa
  • You forgot the Daihatsu Midget II and I cannot forgive you

    Jeff JonesJeff Jones15 giorni fa
  • ... provided you have the money...

    a weirdoa weirdo15 giorni fa
  • 10:14

    Joe StrauchJoe Strauch15 giorni fa
  • So is this a car channel for kids to young to have a drivers license?

    Turbo Last NameTurbo Last Name15 giorni fa
  • 11:17 It's Downton Abbey not "Downtown Abbey" LOL

    overbankedoverbanked15 giorni fa
  • Dude the Stagea is sick. I'd like to own either that or the Toyota Crown Estate Athlete V. I love wagons. I didn't even know the Legnum existed. That thing is awesome looking.

    TakeNoShiftTakeNoShift15 giorni fa