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
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  1. Shift Automotive
    Shift Automotive
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    ispulse.info/video/0ozYnH-iiZ5_dp4.html

  2. Sage Vidz
    Sage Vidz
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    please do one of these every year

  3. HAN
    HAN
    19 klukkustundum síðan

    USA: 25 years rule Lebanon: 37 years rule

  4. Hayden Woodhouse
    Hayden Woodhouse
    21 klukkustund 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

  5. Paul Kent
    Paul Kent
    2 dögum síðan

    The 1990's were a good decade for cars. That was before European cars turned to crap.

  6. Jarrod Hiron
    Jarrod Hiron
    2 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 🤷‍♂️

  7. Ryan Hariyono
    Ryan Hariyono
    2 dögum síðan

    "it's a godzilla, WITH A BACKPACK." "Larry the cable guy called it the GET UR DONEEEE." 😂

  8. sylvester carew
    sylvester carew
    3 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 .

  9. JaBor
    JaBor
    3 dögum síðan

    man seeing the Stagea Autech here in the vid makes me miss my Stagea in Wangan (wmmt6) lmfao

  10. edi12312
    edi12312
    3 dögum síðan

    The coolest cars from the year I was born, nice!

  11. l2Gauge
    l2Gauge
    3 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 ^^

  12. Jason Padilla
    Jason Padilla
    3 dögum síðan

    Has he made a video about the Toyota hilux

  13. Malosky52 Magpayo
    Malosky52 Magpayo
    3 dögum síðan

    Is this the same with Canada. If not can you make one FOR CANADA PLZZZZ!

  14. Demoriae Price
    Demoriae Price
    4 dögum síðan

    I also think the r33 is the better looking out the 32,33,34, and 35

  15. Marck Martinez
    Marck Martinez
    4 dögum síðan

    25 year rule is stupid why we couldn’t bought this like before?

    1. Jeffrey Kennedy
      Jeffrey Kennedy
      3 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

  16. Hiroshi13
    Hiroshi13
    5 dögum síðan

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

    1. alida flus
      alida flus
      4 dögum síðan

      Forbidden food 😂😂😂

  17. David Badger
    David Badger
    5 dögum síðan

    Legnum is 2.5l not 3 litre. Do your homework guys

    1. wnnalis cioov
      wnnalis cioov
      4 dögum síðan

      Seriously may be my favorite ever.

  18. David Badger
    David Badger
    5 dögum síðan

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

    1. wnnalis cioov
      wnnalis cioov
      4 dögum síðan

      Can u please do the top 10 surf cars.

  19. Precisiondecision
    Precisiondecision
    6 dögum síðan

    You forgot the jzx100 be it chaser,mark2 or cresta they came out this year dick splashes

  20. gioyu comi
    gioyu comi
    7 dögum síðan

    This is my first comment that I have commented in 2021

  21. Ranek405
    Ranek405
    7 dögum síðan

    Legnum doesn't share the engine from the GTO... the 6A13TT it has is only in the Galant/Legnum VR-4s.

  22. Cameron Potts
    Cameron Potts
    7 dögum síðan

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

  23. Lukas Novikas
    Lukas Novikas
    7 dögum síðan

    Everybody: Sport Spider James: Sports Spidier

    1. gioyu comi
      gioyu comi
      7 dögum síðan

      Better Call Saul had one... Saul Goodman drove a commodore

  24. Aaron Applegate
    Aaron Applegate
    8 dögum síðan

    I mean......I have 20th AE seats for sale if anyone is interested. Message me on IG @angry_8v

  25. thenoobslayer
    thenoobslayer
    8 dögum síðan

    The TVR Cerbera is pronounced the same way you'd say Cerberus, it's Cerb-era not Kerb-era.

  26. Cars Forever
    Cars Forever
    8 dögum síðan

    👍

  27. artoodiitoo
    artoodiitoo
    8 dögum síðan

    9:19 the modern car seem to be designed with the anti-Lotus motto of "complicate and add weight"

  28. artoodiitoo
    artoodiitoo
    8 dögum síðan

    0:50 "To Prank Importers" doesn´t sound very legit ;D

    1. wnnalis cioov
      wnnalis cioov
      8 dögum síðan

      Buncha letters, buncha numbers, means it's gonna be sick 😂

  29. Daniel Mattos
    Daniel Mattos
    9 dögum síðan

    Lmao. We got a 15 year rule how do u feel.... I will trade cars for guns with Americans...

  30. wnnalis cioov
    wnnalis cioov
    9 dögum síðan

    "Its like Godzilla... WITH A BACKPACK! " James Pumphrey, 2021

    1. wnnalis cioov
      wnnalis cioov
      8 dögum síðan

      Honestly amazing

  31. Manu T
    Manu T
    9 dögum síðan

    Forbidden food 😂😂😂

  32. KOFFIN nails
    KOFFIN nails
    9 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

    1. wnnalis cioov
      wnnalis cioov
      9 dögum síðan

      I love this video, it’s so cute ❤️

  33. Elvin Reinholdt Fredskild
    Elvin Reinholdt Fredskild
    9 dögum síðan

    Can u please do the top 10 surf cars.

  34. Bryan Pennington
    Bryan Pennington
    9 dögum síðan

    I would say most of the cars named here next to zero people will want to import.

  35. Takumi Fujiwara
    Takumi Fujiwara
    10 dögum síðan

    He said my birthday month twice

  36. Andrei Paul Anastasiu
    Andrei Paul Anastasiu
    10 dögum síðan

    I really think the R33 is the prettiest Skyline of them all.

  37. Christer Vonskar
    Christer Vonskar
    10 dögum síðan

    lol, nice vid dudes! If I remember correctly, Norway supplied Lotus with the aluminium for the first gen Elise.

    1. miko foin
      miko foin
      10 dögum síðan

      Can the echo use the glanza stuff?

  38. Spiker James
    Spiker James
    10 dögum síðan

    Better Call Saul had one... Saul Goodman drove a commodore

  39. djoraxxx xxx
    djoraxxx xxx
    10 dögum síðan

    F all those cars get me a toyota hummer

    1. Erick Sanchez
      Erick Sanchez
      10 dögum síðan

      "Mega cruiser"

  40. Scott Thomson
    Scott Thomson
    10 dögum síðan

    As a fat, middle child, thanks for the compliment. :)

  41. bubbiekopf
    bubbiekopf
    10 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

  42. Daniel Viktor
    Daniel Viktor
    11 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

    1. miko foin
      miko foin
      10 dögum síðan

      then these odd selections.

  43. Cuban American
    Cuban American
    11 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.

  44. BossyMeatCreature
    BossyMeatCreature
    11 dögum síðan

    Buncha letters, buncha numbers, means it's gonna be sick 😂

  45. World Peace
    World Peace
    11 dögum síðan

    1996 is when Japan introduced the more powerful RX7, which US never got.

  46. ZxcHxrt
    ZxcHxrt
    11 dögum síðan

    in other words “cars you can import, but cant buy because they cost many thousands of dollaridoos”

  47. Oski Boski
    Oski Boski
    11 dögum síðan

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

    1. doire aintu
      doire aintu
      11 dögum síðan

      fantastic!

  48. Gehms Eliehshar Cruz
    Gehms Eliehshar Cruz
    11 dögum síðan

    We own a evo 4

    1. doire aintu
      doire aintu
      11 dögum síðan

      @Donut Media GREAT

  49. jordsnissannx
    jordsnissannx
    11 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

  50. Sean Mulvay
    Sean Mulvay
    11 dögum síðan

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

  51. ᅚᅚQix
    ᅚᅚQix
    11 dögum síðan

    MK1 was the best gen

  52. ᅚᅚQix
    ᅚᅚQix
    11 dögum síðan

    Is Josse DeLorian?

  53. ᅚᅚQix
    ᅚᅚQix
    11 dögum síðan

    Can the echo use the glanza stuff?

  54. ᅚᅚQix
    ᅚᅚQix
    11 dögum síðan

    So glad it only takes 25 years makes a dangerous unsafe car safe.

  55. legit warrior 10
    legit warrior 10
    12 dögum síðan

    13:10 r33 was in f&f 1 tho???

  56. Bara5
    Bara5
    12 dögum síðan

    Me fater James is done with the R33 rant: Y E S

  57. Leakedthrone
    Leakedthrone
    12 dögum síðan

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

  58. david morton
    david morton
    12 dögum síðan

    I agree. And I'm the middle child 🤣

  59. MrPunch09
    MrPunch09
    12 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.

  60. Jack Naylor
    Jack Naylor
    12 dögum síðan

    More powa bebeh

  61. SALTY DATTO
    SALTY DATTO
    12 dögum síðan

    Welp, there goes the prices of the Stagea!

  62. William Galdamez
    William Galdamez
    12 dögum síðan

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

  63. Agus Rustandi
    Agus Rustandi
    12 dögum síðan

    @Donut Media GREAT

  64. andrew vargas
    andrew vargas
    12 dögum síðan

    11:15 When the edibles hit 😂😂😂

  65. BulkFish
    BulkFish
    12 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 ❤️

  66. Ahmed Mohmed
    Ahmed Mohmed
    12 dögum síðan

    I can't wait for 2022 to bring a civic type r

  67. SIMPLY Takuma
    SIMPLY Takuma
    12 dögum síðan

    When the Mega Cruiser has six seats than the Hummer H1 🤣🤣

  68. Balter
    Balter
    12 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?

  69. Balter
    Balter
    12 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.

  70. Balter
    Balter
    12 dögum síðan

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

  71. Beau Remington
    Beau Remington
    12 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.

  72. team gzus
    team gzus
    12 dögum síðan

    Does someone from the us want to import my stagea now? 😂

  73. Dvolution z
    Dvolution z
    12 dögum síðan

    I have never seen a more american looking guy quite like him

  74. SuperMadpom
    SuperMadpom
    12 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.

  75. Jim
    Jim
    13 dögum síðan

    Imagine wanting a Legnum 🤣🤣🤣

  76. big b
    big b
    13 dögum síðan

    wasnt the renault spider a concept car??

  77. Leandro
    Leandro
    13 dögum síðan

    Lotus Elise Type 72. I want.

  78. j h
    j h
    13 dögum síðan

    uh what about the jzx100?

  79. retrogeek
    retrogeek
    13 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.

    1. Omantra Music
      Omantra Music
      13 dögum síðan

      Oh the good ol days.

  80. hole shot shane
    hole shot shane
    13 dögum síðan

    Thanks a lot Pumfrey I will never be again to look at a VW Golf hand brake the same way again lol

  81. doire aintu
    doire aintu
    13 dögum síðan

    Day 285 of asking James to do an Up to speed on his Dad

  82. Matt Anderson
    Matt Anderson
    13 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.

    1. Omantra Music
      Omantra Music
      13 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

    2. Matt Anderson
      Matt Anderson
      13 dögum síðan

      @Omantra Music if not looked after properly. Plenty like that in nz

    3. Omantra Music
      Omantra Music
      13 dögum síðan

      It's also makes for a great pile of shit as is where is

  83. Sav
    Sav
    13 dögum síðan

    James, there are no numbers in 'HSV VS GTS-R'

    1. doire aintu
      doire aintu
      13 dögum síðan

      they legit released the evo IV when i was born, I learned something today

  84. Craig Thomas
    Craig Thomas
    13 dögum síðan

    The TVR is pronounced Ser-bera....pretend the C is a S and boom

  85. Divine Drift
    Divine Drift
    13 dögum síðan

    The r33 400r is way more desirable than then the lm. Should have brought that up instead.

  86. Divine Drift
    Divine Drift
    13 dögum síðan

    Have the Australians ever built a sexy car? God damn.

    1. Divine Drift
      Divine Drift
      12 dögum síðan

      @Omantra Music fuck an el camino with a wagon back end.

    2. Omantra Music
      Omantra Music
      13 dögum síðan

      Google. Holden Sandman

  87. GroupHug
    GroupHug
    13 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.

  88. Alpzepta
    Alpzepta
    13 dögum síðan

    Soon I can import the R34 Skyline GTR

  89. Alex Smith
    Alex Smith
    13 dögum síðan

    What happened to up to speed??

  90. Tommy
    Tommy
    13 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

  91. ittotaq
    ittotaq
    13 dögum síðan

    Roof is pronounced Roof with a long oo. Not ruff.

  92. Jeff Jones
    Jeff Jones
    13 dögum síðan

    You forgot the Daihatsu Midget II and I cannot forgive you

  93. a weirdo
    a weirdo
    13 dögum síðan

    ... provided you have the money...

  94. Joe Strauch
    Joe Strauch
    13 dögum síðan

    10:14

  95. Turbo Last Name
    Turbo Last Name
    13 dögum síðan

    So is this a car channel for kids to young to have a drivers license?

  96. overbanked
    overbanked
    13 dögum síðan

    11:17 It's Downton Abbey not "Downtown Abbey" LOL

  97. TakeNoShift
    TakeNoShift
    13 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.

  98. Luke Zivkovic
    Luke Zivkovic
    13 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. 🇦🇺

    1. Luke Zivkovic
      Luke Zivkovic
      13 dögum síðan

      Commonly referred to as the iron lion

  99. Jesse Stukey
    Jesse Stukey
    13 dögum síðan

    they legit released the evo IV when i was born, I learned something today

  100. sumosami
    sumosami
    13 dögum síðan

    legnums are like 2-6k euros in finland