10 Cars You Can FINALLY Import in 2021

1 jan 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: isworlds.info/download/cfqO2M7MmzMEO-IaLlLYjQ
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  • In Canada 15 years restriction only. Plus not in every province you can registrate RHD JDM vehicle. Congrats, now you can get L400 Delica!

    PistonShackPistonShack4 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hate me for it,but I also think that the r33 looks better than it‘s predecessor,the r32.Idk,It kinda looks like the gtr the r32 always wanted to look like. Definitely the most underrated skyline in its whole family

    Philip LeminhtienPhilip Leminhtien11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hate me for it,but I also think that the r33 looks better than it‘s predecessor,the r32.Idk,It kinda looks like the gtr the r32 always wanted to look like. Definitely the most underrated skyline in its whole family

    Philip LeminhtienPhilip Leminhtien11 klukkustundum síðan
  • 😮woah toyota made their own hummer And who needs to be super rich when you can just buy a Toyota classic 😂

    kingofatlantistvkingofatlantistv16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hey you forgot a car... The 1996 Toyota Supra :) ur welcome

    The Fazbear ChannelThe Fazbear ChannelDegi Síðan síðan
  • aah so happy there's a mk3 golf on this list

    casper aalderscasper aaldersDegi Síðan síðan
  • isworlds.info/item/07qwma6iuaWsd54/v-deo

    Shift AutomotiveShift Automotive2 dögum síðan
  • please do one of these every year

    Sage VidzSage Vidz2 dögum síðan
  • USA: 25 years rule Lebanon: 37 years rule

    HANHAN3 dögum síðan
  • 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 Woodhouse3 dögum síðan
  • The 1990's were a good decade for cars. That was before European cars turned to crap.

    Paul KentPaul Kent4 dögum síðan
  • 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 Hiron5 dögum síðan
  • "it's a godzilla, WITH A BACKPACK." "Larry the cable guy called it the GET UR DONEEEE." 😂

    Ryan HariyonoRyan Hariyono5 dögum síðan
  • 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 carew5 dögum síðan
  • man seeing the Stagea Autech here in the vid makes me miss my Stagea in Wangan (wmmt6) lmfao

    JaBorJaBor5 dögum síðan
  • The coolest cars from the year I was born, nice!

    edi12312edi123125 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • Has he made a video about the Toyota hilux

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

    Malosky52 MagpayoMalosky52 Magpayo6 dögum síðan
  • I also think the r33 is the better looking out the 32,33,34, and 35

    Demoriae PriceDemoriae Price6 dögum síðan
  • 25 year rule is stupid why we couldn’t bought this like before?

    Marck MartinezMarck Martinez6 dögum síðan
    • 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 Kennedy5 dögum síðan
  • New title: "Here are 10 cars that you can now import into the US but would never want to". Too long?

    Hiroshi13Hiroshi137 dögum síðan
    • Forbidden food 😂😂😂

      alida flusalida flus6 dögum síðan
  • Legnum is 2.5l not 3 litre. Do your homework guys

    David BadgerDavid Badger8 dögum síðan
    • Seriously may be my favorite ever.

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov7 dögum síðan
  • HSV GTS-R doesn’t have an ls1, it has a stroked Australian 5.0litre (304). Definitely not an ls1

    David BadgerDavid Badger8 dögum síðan
    • Can u please do the top 10 surf cars.

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov7 dögum síðan
  • You forgot the jzx100 be it chaser,mark2 or cresta they came out this year dick splashes

    PrecisiondecisionPrecisiondecision8 dögum síðan
  • This is my first comment that I have commented in 2021

    gioyu comigioyu comi9 dögum síðan
  • Legnum doesn't share the engine from the GTO... the 6A13TT it has is only in the Galant/Legnum VR-4s.

    Ranek405Ranek4059 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • Everybody: Sport Spider James: Sports Spidier

    Lukas NovikasLukas Novikas9 dögum síðan
    • Better Call Saul had one... Saul Goodman drove a commodore

      gioyu comigioyu comi9 dögum síðan
  • I mean......I have 20th AE seats for sale if anyone is interested. Message me on IG @angry_8v

    Aaron ApplegateAaron Applegate10 dögum síðan
  • The TVR Cerbera is pronounced the same way you'd say Cerberus, it's Cerb-era not Kerb-era.

    thenoobslayerthenoobslayer10 dögum síðan
  • 👍

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

    artoodiitooartoodiitoo11 dögum síðan
  • 0:50 "To Prank Importers" doesn´t sound very legit ;D

    artoodiitooartoodiitoo11 dögum síðan
    • Buncha letters, buncha numbers, means it's gonna be sick 😂

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

    Daniel MattosDaniel Mattos11 dögum síðan
  • "Its like Godzilla... WITH A BACKPACK! " James Pumphrey, 2021

    wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov11 dögum síðan
    • Honestly amazing

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov10 dögum síðan
  • Forbidden food 😂😂😂

    Manu TManu T11 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
    • I love this video, it’s so cute ❤️

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov11 dögum síðan
  • Can u please do the top 10 surf cars.

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

    Bryan PenningtonBryan Pennington11 dögum síðan
  • He said my birthday month twice

    Takumi FujiwaraTakumi Fujiwara12 dögum síðan
  • I really think the R33 is the prettiest Skyline of them all.

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

    Christer VonskarChrister Vonskar12 dögum síðan
    • Can the echo use the glanza stuff?

      miko foinmiko foin12 dögum síðan
  • Better Call Saul had one... Saul Goodman drove a commodore

    Spiker JamesSpiker James12 dögum síðan
  • F all those cars get me a toyota hummer

    djoraxxx xxxdjoraxxx xxx12 dögum síðan
    • "Mega cruiser"

      Erick SanchezErick Sanchez12 dögum síðan
  • As a fat, middle child, thanks for the compliment. :)

    Scott ThomsonScott Thomson12 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • 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 Viktor13 dögum síðan
    • then these odd selections.

      miko foinmiko foin12 dögum síðan
  • 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 American13 dögum síðan
  • Buncha letters, buncha numbers, means it's gonna be sick 😂

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

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

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

    Oski BoskiOski Boski13 dögum síðan
    • fantastic!

      doire aintudoire aintu13 dögum síðan
  • We own a evo 4

    Gehms Eliehshar CruzGehms Eliehshar Cruz13 dögum síðan
    • @Donut Media GREAT

      doire aintudoire aintu13 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • Gotta correct you you the vs commodore. Doesn't come with an ls1. She comes with the mighty 5Liter

    Sean MulvaySean Mulvay14 dögum síðan
  • MK1 was the best gen

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQix14 dögum síðan
  • Is Josse DeLorian?

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQix14 dögum síðan
  • Can the echo use the glanza stuff?

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQix14 dögum síðan
  • So glad it only takes 25 years makes a dangerous unsafe car safe.

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQix14 dögum síðan
  • 13:10 r33 was in f&f 1 tho???

    legit warrior 10legit warrior 1014 dögum síðan
  • Me fater James is done with the R33 rant: Y E S

    Bara5Bara514 dögum síðan
  • You didn’t put jzx100 chaser :( the series 1 were made in 96 so u could get them now

    LeakedthroneLeakedthrone14 dögum síðan
  • I agree. And I'm the middle child 🤣

    david mortondavid morton14 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    MrPunch09MrPunch0914 dögum síðan
  • More powa bebeh

    Jack NaylorJack Naylor14 dögum síðan
  • Welp, there goes the prices of the Stagea!

    SALTY DATTOSALTY DATTO14 dögum síðan
  • I wanna know where you get that hat 😍 I want one

    William GaldamezWilliam Galdamez14 dögum síðan
  • @Donut Media GREAT

    Agus RustandiAgus Rustandi14 dögum síðan
  • 11:15 When the edibles hit 😂😂😂

    andrew vargasandrew vargas14 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • I can't wait for 2022 to bring a civic type r

    Ahmed MohmedAhmed Mohmed14 dögum síðan
  • When the Mega Cruiser has six seats than the Hummer H1 🤣🤣

    SIMPLY TakumaSIMPLY Takuma14 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • American's actually wanting Legnums is kinda funny. Guess we better start selling them for 10K USD to cashed up yanks lol

    BalterBalter14 dögum síðan
  • 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 Remington15 dögum síðan
  • Does someone from the us want to import my stagea now? 😂

    team gzusteam gzus15 dögum síðan
  • I have never seen a more american looking guy quite like him

    Dvolution zDvolution z15 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    SuperMadpomSuperMadpom15 dögum síðan
  • Imagine wanting a Legnum 🤣🤣🤣

    JimJim15 dögum síðan
  • wasnt the renault spider a concept car??

    big bbig b15 dögum síðan
  • Lotus Elise Type 72. I want.

    LeandroLeandro15 dögum síðan
  • uh what about the jzx100?

    j hj h15 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    retrogeekretrogeek15 dögum síðan
    • Oh the good ol days.

      Omantra MusicOmantra Music15 dögum síðan
  • 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 shane15 dögum síðan
  • Day 285 of asking James to do an Up to speed on his Dad

    doire aintudoire aintu15 dögum síðan
  • 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 Anderson15 dögum síðan
    • @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 Music15 dögum síðan
    • @Omantra Music if not looked after properly. Plenty like that in nz

      Matt AndersonMatt Anderson15 dögum síðan
    • It's also makes for a great pile of shit as is where is

      Omantra MusicOmantra Music15 dögum síðan
  • James, there are no numbers in 'HSV VS GTS-R'

    SavSav15 dögum síðan
    • they legit released the evo IV when i was born, I learned something today

      doire aintudoire aintu15 dögum síðan
  • The TVR is pronounced Ser-bera....pretend the C is a S and boom

    Craig ThomasCraig Thomas15 dögum síðan
  • The r33 400r is way more desirable than then the lm. Should have brought that up instead.

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

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

      Divine DriftDivine Drift14 dögum síðan
    • Google. Holden Sandman

      Omantra MusicOmantra Music15 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • Soon I can import the R34 Skyline GTR

    AlpzeptaAlpzepta15 dögum síðan
  • What happened to up to speed??

    Alex SmithAlex Smith15 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • Roof is pronounced Roof with a long oo. Not ruff.

    ittotaqittotaq15 dögum síðan
  • You forgot the Daihatsu Midget II and I cannot forgive you

    Jeff JonesJeff Jones15 dögum síðan
  • ... provided you have the money...

    a weirdoa weirdo15 dögum síðan
  • 10:14

    Joe StrauchJoe Strauch15 dögum síðan