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: ispast.info/both/cfqO2M7MmzMEO-IaLlLYjQ
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  • 25 year rule is stupid why we couldn’t bought this like before?

    Marck MartinezMarck Martinez7 klukkustundum síðan
  • New title: "Here are 10 cars that you can now import into the US but would never want to". Too long?

    Hiroshi13Hiroshi1323 klukkustundum síðan
  • How could you not include the Toyota Chaser JZX100?

    Anime and JDMAnime and JDMDegi Síðan síðan
  • Legnum is 2.5l not 3 litre. Do your homework guys

    David BadgerDavid BadgerDegi Síðan síðan
    • Seriously may be my favorite ever.

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov15 klukkustundum síðan
  • HSV GTS-R doesn’t have an ls1, it has a stroked Australian 5.0litre (304). Definitely not an ls1

    David BadgerDavid BadgerDegi Síðan síðan
    • Can u please do the top 10 surf cars.

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov15 klukkustundum síðan
  • You forgot the jzx100 be it chaser,mark2 or cresta they came out this year dick splashes

    PrecisiondecisionPrecisiondecision2 dögum síðan
  • This is my first comment that I have commented in 2021

    gioyu comigioyu comi2 dögum síðan
  • Legnum doesn't share the engine from the GTO... the 6A13TT it has is only in the Galant/Legnum VR-4s.

    Ranek405Ranek4052 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 Potts3 dögum síðan
  • Everybody: Sport Spider James: Sports Spidier

    Lukas NovikasLukas Novikas3 dögum síðan
    • Better Call Saul had one... Saul Goodman drove a commodore

      gioyu comigioyu comi2 dögum síðan
  • I mean......I have 20th AE seats for sale if anyone is interested. Message me on IG @angry_8v

    Aaron ApplegateAaron Applegate3 dögum síðan
  • The TVR Cerbera is pronounced the same way you'd say Cerberus, it's Cerb-era not Kerb-era.

    thenoobslayerthenoobslayer4 dögum síðan
  • 👍

    Cars ForeverCars Forever4 dögum síðan
  • 9:19 the modern car seem to be designed with the anti-Lotus motto of "complicate and add weight"

    artoodiitooartoodiitoo4 dögum síðan
  • 0:50 "To Prank Importers" doesn´t sound very legit ;D

    artoodiitooartoodiitoo4 dögum síðan
    • Buncha letters, buncha numbers, means it's gonna be sick 😂

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov4 dögum síðan
  • Lmao. We got a 15 year rule how do u feel.... I will trade cars for guns with Americans...

    Daniel MattosDaniel Mattos4 dögum síðan
  • "Its like Godzilla... WITH A BACKPACK! " James Pumphrey, 2021

    wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov4 dögum síðan
    • Honestly amazing

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov4 dögum síðan
  • Forbidden food 😂😂😂

    Manu TManu T5 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 nails5 dögum síðan
    • I love this video, it’s so cute ❤️

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov4 dögum síðan
  • Can u please do the top 10 surf cars.

    Elvin Reinholdt FredskildElvin Reinholdt Fredskild5 dögum síðan
  • I would say most of the cars named here next to zero people will want to import.

    Bryan PenningtonBryan Pennington5 dögum síðan
  • He said my birthday month twice

    Takumi FujiwaraTakumi Fujiwara5 dögum síðan
  • I really think the R33 is the prettiest Skyline of them all.

    Andrei Paul AnastasiuAndrei Paul Anastasiu6 dögum síðan
  • lol, nice vid dudes! If I remember correctly, Norway supplied Lotus with the aluminium for the first gen Elise.

    Christer VonskarChrister Vonskar6 dögum síðan
    • Can the echo use the glanza stuff?

      miko foinmiko foin5 dögum síðan
  • Better Call Saul had one... Saul Goodman drove a commodore

    Spiker JamesSpiker James6 dögum síðan
  • F all those cars get me a toyota hummer

    djoraxxx xxxdjoraxxx xxx6 dögum síðan
    • "Mega cruiser"

      Erick SanchezErick Sanchez5 dögum síðan
  • As a fat, middle child, thanks for the compliment. :)

    Scott ThomsonScott Thomson6 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

    bubbiekopfbubbiekopf6 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 Viktor6 dögum síðan
    • then these odd selections.

      miko foinmiko foin6 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 American6 dögum síðan
  • Buncha letters, buncha numbers, means it's gonna be sick 😂

    BossyMeatCreatureBossyMeatCreature7 dögum síðan
  • 1996 is when Japan introduced the more powerful RX7, which US never got.

    World PeaceWorld Peace7 dögum síðan
  • in other words “cars you can import, but cant buy because they cost many thousands of dollaridoos”

    ZxcHxrtZxcHxrt7 dögum síðan
  • @Donut Media engin in Legnum is 2.5V6 4G13TT not a 6G72TT 3.0V6 like in 3000GT ;)

    Oski BoskiOski Boski7 dögum síðan
    • fantastic!

      doire aintudoire aintu7 dögum síðan
  • We own a evo 4

    Gehms Eliehshar CruzGehms Eliehshar Cruz7 dögum síðan
    • @Donut Media GREAT

      doire aintudoire aintu7 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

    jordsnissannxjordsnissannx7 dögum síðan
  • Gotta correct you you the vs commodore. Doesn't come with an ls1. She comes with the mighty 5Liter

    Sean MulvaySean Mulvay7 dögum síðan
  • MK1 was the best gen

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQix7 dögum síðan
  • Is Josse DeLorian?

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQix7 dögum síðan
  • Can the echo use the glanza stuff?

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQix7 dögum síðan
  • So glad it only takes 25 years makes a dangerous unsafe car safe.

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQix7 dögum síðan
  • 13:10 r33 was in f&f 1 tho???

    legit warrior 10legit warrior 107 dögum síðan
  • Me fater James is done with the R33 rant: Y E S

    Bara5Bara57 dögum síðan
  • You didn’t put jzx100 chaser :( the series 1 were made in 96 so u could get them now

    LeakedthroneLeakedthrone7 dögum síðan
  • I agree. And I'm the middle child 🤣

    david mortondavid morton7 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.

    MrPunch09MrPunch097 dögum síðan
  • More powa bebeh

    Jack NaylorJack Naylor8 dögum síðan
  • Welp, there goes the prices of the Stagea!

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

    William GaldamezWilliam Galdamez8 dögum síðan
  • @Donut Media GREAT

    Agus RustandiAgus Rustandi8 dögum síðan
  • 11:15 When the edibles hit 😂😂😂

    andrew vargasandrew vargas8 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 ❤️

    BulkFishBulkFish8 dögum síðan
  • I can't wait for 2022 to bring a civic type r

    Ahmed MohmedAhmed Mohmed8 dögum síðan
  • When the Mega Cruiser has six seats than the Hummer H1 🤣🤣

    SIMPLY TakumaSIMPLY Takuma8 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?

    BalterBalter8 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.

    BalterBalter8 dögum síðan
  • American's actually wanting Legnums is kinda funny. Guess we better start selling them for 10K USD to cashed up yanks lol

    BalterBalter8 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 Remington8 dögum síðan
  • Does someone from the us want to import my stagea now? 😂

    team gzusteam gzus8 dögum síðan
  • I have never seen a more american looking guy quite like him

    Dvolution zDvolution z8 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.

    SuperMadpomSuperMadpom8 dögum síðan
  • Imagine wanting a Legnum 🤣🤣🤣

    JimJim8 dögum síðan
  • wasnt the renault spider a concept car??

    big bbig b8 dögum síðan
  • Lotus Elise Type 72. I want.

    LeandroLeandro8 dögum síðan
  • uh what about the jzx100?

    j hj h8 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.

    retrogeekretrogeek8 dögum síðan
    • Oh the good ol days.

      Omantra MusicOmantra Music8 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 shane8 dögum síðan
  • Day 285 of asking James to do an Up to speed on his Dad

    doire aintudoire aintu9 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 Anderson9 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 Music8 dögum síðan
    • @Omantra Music if not looked after properly. Plenty like that in nz

      Matt AndersonMatt Anderson8 dögum síðan
    • It's also makes for a great pile of shit as is where is

      Omantra MusicOmantra Music8 dögum síðan
  • James, there are no numbers in 'HSV VS GTS-R'

    SavSav9 dögum síðan
    • they legit released the evo IV when i was born, I learned something today

      doire aintudoire aintu9 dögum síðan
  • The TVR is pronounced Ser-bera....pretend the C is a S and boom

    Craig ThomasCraig Thomas9 dögum síðan
  • The r33 400r is way more desirable than then the lm. Should have brought that up instead.

    Divine DriftDivine Drift9 dögum síðan
  • Have the Australians ever built a sexy car? God damn.

    Divine DriftDivine Drift9 dögum síðan
    • @Omantra Music fuck an el camino with a wagon back end.

      Divine DriftDivine Drift8 dögum síðan
    • Google. Holden Sandman

      Omantra MusicOmantra Music8 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.

    GroupHugGroupHug9 dögum síðan
  • Soon I can import the R34 Skyline GTR

    AlpzeptaAlpzepta9 dögum síðan
  • What happened to up to speed??

    Alex SmithAlex Smith9 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

    TommyTommy9 dögum síðan
  • Roof is pronounced Roof with a long oo. Not ruff.

    ittotaqittotaq9 dögum síðan
  • You forgot the Daihatsu Midget II and I cannot forgive you

    Jeff JonesJeff Jones9 dögum síðan
  • ... provided you have the money...

    a weirdoa weirdo9 dögum síðan
  • 10:14

    Joe StrauchJoe Strauch9 dögum síðan
  • So is this a car channel for kids to young to have a drivers license?

    Turbo Last NameTurbo Last Name9 dögum síðan
  • 11:17 It's Downton Abbey not "Downtown Abbey" LOL

    overbankedoverbanked9 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    TakeNoShiftTakeNoShift9 dögum síðan
  • Bitta info from an Aussie, the GTS-R didn’t have an ls1 fitted. It was a 355 cube stroked version of our own Holden 304 5 litre v8. Hence the stroker name. 🇦🇺

    Luke ZivkovicLuke Zivkovic9 dögum síðan
    • Commonly referred to as the iron lion

      Luke ZivkovicLuke Zivkovic9 dögum síðan
  • they legit released the evo IV when i was born, I learned something today

    Jesse StukeyJesse Stukey9 dögum síðan
  • legnums are like 2-6k euros in finland

    sumosamisumosami9 dögum síðan
  • I've imported a car 100% without any broker and it is very easy. It's just scary because of all the bullshit the internet throws out. Getting it to the states isnt the issue. Just getting it state tagged. Live somewhere with freedom and you're good.

    RyanRyan9 dögum síðan
  • because i live in the uk in my local garage theres like ten tvrs

    Jonah GrahamJonah Graham9 dögum síðan
  • Sorry ehm Mitsubishi Legnum VR4 has same AYC how Evo 5-9 and very good 4WD. Engine is not from 3000GT , Engine is more from Galant 2,5 V6 (Engine code 6A13) ,the VR4 Engine has code 6A13TT) Has also more power and more torque than a Evo. 2,5l V6 Twinturbo and more importantly as a Evo, because it cheaper an best alternative sleepers car

    Blacky DevilsBlacky Devils9 dögum síðan

    Seth HuberSeth Huber9 dögum síðan

    TeaSToRMTeaSToRM9 dögum síðan
  • Pfft. Canada we only have to wait 15.

    DGX Detailing Services LtdDGX Detailing Services Ltd9 dögum síðan
  • Can’t believe you called a Holden 304 a ls1

    Jordan NeumannJordan Neumann9 dögum síðan
  • You mentioned so many ship boxes but not one of the best you can bring it over here the type R what the hell is wrong with you

    XP dJXP dJ9 dögum síðan
  • The legnum comes with a 2.5 Litre 6A13TT NOT the 3 Litre 6G72TT from a 3000gt 🤦

    hans norrgårdhans norrgård9 dögum síðan
  • I'd pay for a 10h asmr-style video of that countdown voiceover

    Iavor HristovIavor Hristov9 dögum síðan
  • i like the law because it means you people cant steal all of the cars yessssssss

    Matthew DonaldsonMatthew Donaldson9 dögum síðan
  • Probably should've waited until the end of the year to upload this...

    Chad GibbishChad Gibbish9 dögum síðan
  • Damn shame you got the specs wrong on the Iconic Legnum. My perspective on you guys have changed. Do better research.

    Dilan HamidDilan Hamid9 dögum síðan