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: am-posts.info/cd/cfqO2M7MmzMEO-IaLlLYjQ.html
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Precisiondecision 4 ժամ առաջ
You forgot the jzx100 be it chaser,mark2 or cresta they came out this year dick splashes
gioyu comi
gioyu comi 19 ժամ առաջ
This is my first comment that I have commented in 2021
Ranek405 21 ժամ առաջ
Legnum doesn't share the engine from the GTO... the 6A13TT it has is only in the Galant/Legnum VR-4s.
Cameron Potts
Cameron Potts Օր առաջ
R34 a few Years out!!! GREAT I can SAVE my MONEY some MORE haha lmao haha love Savage godlike yea yaya ;D
Lukas Novikas
Lukas Novikas Օր առաջ
Everybody: Sport Spider James: Sports Spidier
gioyu comi
gioyu comi 19 ժամ առաջ
Better Call Saul had one... Saul Goodman drove a commodore
Aaron Applegate
Aaron Applegate Օր առաջ
I mean......I have 20th AE seats for sale if anyone is interested. Message me on IG @angry_8v
thenoobslayer 2 օր առաջ
The TVR Cerbera is pronounced the same way you'd say Cerberus, it's Cerb-era not Kerb-era.
Cars Forever
Cars Forever 2 օր առաջ
artoodiitoo 2 օր առաջ
9:19 the modern car seem to be designed with the anti-Lotus motto of "complicate and add weight"
artoodiitoo 2 օր առաջ
0:50 "To Prank Importers" doesn´t sound very legit ;D
wnnalis cioov
wnnalis cioov 2 օր առաջ
Buncha letters, buncha numbers, means it's gonna be sick 😂
Daniel Mattos
Daniel Mattos 2 օր առաջ
Lmao. We got a 15 year rule how do u feel.... I will trade cars for guns with Americans...
wnnalis cioov
wnnalis cioov 2 օր առաջ
"Its like Godzilla... WITH A BACKPACK! " James Pumphrey, 2021
wnnalis cioov
wnnalis cioov 2 օր առաջ
Honestly amazing
Manu T
Manu T 3 օր առաջ
Forbidden food 😂😂😂
KOFFIN nails
KOFFIN nails 3 օր առաջ
Aw man key and peele season 1 episode 4 it has you saying the n word hahaahh. Aww better time back then huh
wnnalis cioov
wnnalis cioov 2 օր առաջ
I love this video, it’s so cute ❤️
Elvin Reinholdt Fredskild
Elvin Reinholdt Fredskild 3 օր առաջ
Can u please do the top 10 surf cars.
Bryan Pennington
Bryan Pennington 3 օր առաջ
I would say most of the cars named here next to zero people will want to import.
Takumi Fujiwara
Takumi Fujiwara 3 օր առաջ
He said my birthday month twice
Andrei Paul Anastasiu
Andrei Paul Anastasiu 4 օր առաջ
I really think the R33 is the prettiest Skyline of them all.
Christer Vonskar
Christer Vonskar 4 օր առաջ
lol, nice vid dudes! If I remember correctly, Norway supplied Lotus with the aluminium for the first gen Elise.
miko foin
miko foin 3 օր առաջ
Can the echo use the glanza stuff?
Spiker James
Spiker James 4 օր առաջ
Better Call Saul had one... Saul Goodman drove a commodore
djoraxxx xxx
djoraxxx xxx 4 օր առաջ
F all those cars get me a toyota hummer
Erick Sanchez
Erick Sanchez 3 օր առաջ
"Mega cruiser"
Scott Thomson
Scott Thomson 4 օր առաջ
As a fat, middle child, thanks for the compliment. :)
bubbiekopf 4 օր առաջ
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
Daniel Viktor
Daniel Viktor 4 օր առաջ
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
miko foin
miko foin 4 օր առաջ
then these odd selections.
Cuban American
Cuban American 4 օր առաջ
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.
BossyMeatCreature 5 օր առաջ
Buncha letters, buncha numbers, means it's gonna be sick 😂
World Peace
World Peace 5 օր առաջ
1996 is when Japan introduced the more powerful RX7, which US never got.
ZxcHxrt 5 օր առաջ
in other words “cars you can import, but cant buy because they cost many thousands of dollaridoos”
Oski Boski
Oski Boski 5 օր առաջ
@Donut Media engin in Legnum is 2.5V6 4G13TT not a 6G72TT 3.0V6 like in 3000GT ;)
doire aintu
doire aintu 5 օր առաջ
Gehms Eliehshar Cruz
Gehms Eliehshar Cruz 5 օր առաջ
We own a evo 4
doire aintu
doire aintu 5 օր առաջ
@Donut Media GREAT
jordsnissannx 5 օր առաջ
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
Sean Mulvay
Sean Mulvay 5 օր առաջ
Gotta correct you you the vs commodore. Doesn't come with an ls1. She comes with the mighty 5Liter
ᅚᅚQix 5 օր առաջ
MK1 was the best gen
ᅚᅚQix 5 օր առաջ
Is Josse DeLorian?
ᅚᅚQix 5 օր առաջ
Can the echo use the glanza stuff?
ᅚᅚQix 5 օր առաջ
So glad it only takes 25 years makes a dangerous unsafe car safe.
legit warrior 10
legit warrior 10 5 օր առաջ
13:10 r33 was in f&f 1 tho???
Bara5 5 օր առաջ
Me fater James is done with the R33 rant: Y E S
Leakedthrone 5 օր առաջ
You didn’t put jzx100 chaser :( the series 1 were made in 96 so u could get them now
david morton
david morton 5 օր առաջ
I agree. And I'm the middle child 🤣
MrPunch09 5 օր առաջ
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.
Jack Naylor
Jack Naylor 6 օր առաջ
More powa bebeh
SALTY DATTO 6 օր առաջ
Welp, there goes the prices of the Stagea!
William Galdamez
William Galdamez 6 օր առաջ
I wanna know where you get that hat 😍 I want one
Agus Rustandi
Agus Rustandi 6 օր առաջ
@Donut Media GREAT
andrew vargas
andrew vargas 6 օր առաջ
11:15 When the edibles hit 😂😂😂
BulkFish 6 օր առաջ
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 ❤️
Ahmed Mohmed
Ahmed Mohmed 6 օր առաջ
I can't wait for 2022 to bring a civic type r
SIMPLY Takuma 6 օր առաջ
When the Mega Cruiser has six seats than the Hummer H1 🤣🤣
Balter 6 օր առաջ
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?
Balter 6 օր առաջ
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.
Balter 6 օր առաջ
American's actually wanting Legnums is kinda funny. Guess we better start selling them for 10K USD to cashed up yanks lol
Beau Remington
Beau Remington 6 օր առաջ
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.
team gzus
team gzus 6 օր առաջ
Does someone from the us want to import my stagea now? 😂
Dvolution z
Dvolution z 6 օր առաջ
I have never seen a more american looking guy quite like him
SuperMadpom 6 օր առաջ
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.
Jim 6 օր առաջ
Imagine wanting a Legnum 🤣🤣🤣
big b
big b 6 օր առաջ
wasnt the renault spider a concept car??
Leandro 6 օր առաջ
Lotus Elise Type 72. I want.
j h
j h 6 օր առաջ
uh what about the jzx100?
retrogeek 6 օր առաջ
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.
Omantra Music
Omantra Music 6 օր առաջ
Oh the good ol days.
hole shot shane
hole shot shane 6 օր առաջ
Thanks a lot Pumfrey I will never be again to look at a VW Golf hand brake the same way again lol
doire aintu
doire aintu 6 օր առաջ
Day 285 of asking James to do an Up to speed on his Dad
Matt Anderson
Matt Anderson 6 օր առաջ
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.
Omantra Music
Omantra Music 6 օր առաջ
@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
Matt Anderson
Matt Anderson 6 օր առաջ
@Omantra Music if not looked after properly. Plenty like that in nz
Omantra Music
Omantra Music 6 օր առաջ
It's also makes for a great pile of shit as is where is
Sav 6 օր առաջ
James, there are no numbers in 'HSV VS GTS-R'
doire aintu
doire aintu 6 օր առաջ
they legit released the evo IV when i was born, I learned something today
Craig Thomas
Craig Thomas 7 օր առաջ
The TVR is pronounced Ser-bera....pretend the C is a S and boom
Divine Drift
Divine Drift 7 օր առաջ
The r33 400r is way more desirable than then the lm. Should have brought that up instead.
Divine Drift
Divine Drift 7 օր առաջ
Have the Australians ever built a sexy car? God damn.
Divine Drift
Divine Drift 6 օր առաջ
@Omantra Music fuck an el camino with a wagon back end.
Omantra Music
Omantra Music 6 օր առաջ
Google. Holden Sandman
GroupHug 7 օր առաջ
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.
Alpzepta 7 օր առաջ
Soon I can import the R34 Skyline GTR
Alex Smith
Alex Smith 7 օր առաջ
What happened to up to speed??
Tommy 7 օր առաջ
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
ittotaq 7 օր առաջ
Roof is pronounced Roof with a long oo. Not ruff.
Jeff Jones
Jeff Jones 7 օր առաջ
You forgot the Daihatsu Midget II and I cannot forgive you
a weirdo
a weirdo 7 օր առաջ
... provided you have the money...
Joe Strauch
Joe Strauch 7 օր առաջ
Turbo Last Name
Turbo Last Name 7 օր առաջ
So is this a car channel for kids to young to have a drivers license?
overbanked 7 օր առաջ
11:17 It's Downton Abbey not "Downtown Abbey" LOL
TakeNoShift 7 օր առաջ
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.
Luke Zivkovic
Luke Zivkovic 7 օր առաջ
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 Zivkovic
Luke Zivkovic 7 օր առաջ
Commonly referred to as the iron lion
Jesse Stukey
Jesse Stukey 7 օր առաջ
they legit released the evo IV when i was born, I learned something today
sumosami 7 օր առաջ
legnums are like 2-6k euros in finland
Ryan 7 օր առաջ
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.
Jonah Graham
Jonah Graham 7 օր առաջ
because i live in the uk in my local garage theres like ten tvrs
Blacky Devils
Blacky Devils 7 օր առաջ
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
Seth Huber
Seth Huber 7 օր առաջ
TeaSToRM 7 օր առաջ
DGX Detailing Services Ltd
DGX Detailing Services Ltd 7 օր առաջ
Pfft. Canada we only have to wait 15.
Jordan Neumann
Jordan Neumann 7 օր առաջ
Can’t believe you called a Holden 304 a ls1
XP dJ 7 օր առաջ
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
hans norrgård
hans norrgård 7 օր առաջ
The legnum comes with a 2.5 Litre 6A13TT NOT the 3 Litre 6G72TT from a 3000gt 🤦
Iavor Hristov
Iavor Hristov 7 օր առաջ
I'd pay for a 10h asmr-style video of that countdown voiceover
Matthew Donaldson
Matthew Donaldson 7 օր առաջ
i like the law because it means you people cant steal all of the cars yessssssss
Chad Gibbish
Chad Gibbish 7 օր առաջ
Probably should've waited until the end of the year to upload this...
Dilan Hamid
Dilan Hamid 7 օր առաջ
Damn shame you got the specs wrong on the Iconic Legnum. My perspective on you guys have changed. Do better research.
Web Payne
Web Payne 7 օր առաջ
Whats the opposite of a hot hatchback... A cold hunchback.😆 That line caught me off guard. Lol
seeriu ciihy
seeriu ciihy 7 օր առաջ
This is my first comment that I have commented in 2021
Levi Brewer
Levi Brewer 7 օր առաջ
This should be an annual video series
bryan hurd
bryan hurd 7 օր առաջ
The Official Sikris
The Official Sikris 7 օր առաջ
6:35 James' Brain: You can get so many catfish Camaros for that price and still afford: Also James' Brain: *C A M A R O*
seeriu ciihy
seeriu ciihy 7 օր առաջ
EVo is basically a ripoff of the Subaru WRX? Which WRX was already here for less then Evo is worth.
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