The 2008 Tesla Roadster Is the Cool Tesla Before Tesla Was Cool 

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Tesla Roadster review! Today I'm reviewing an original 2008 Tesla Roadster, which is the cool Tesla before Tesla became a huge global success. I'm going to show you all the quirks and features of the Tesla Roadster, and there are a LOT of them! I'm also going to drive the Tesla Roadster, and I'll review the driving experience of the Tesla Roadster.


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6 mai 2021






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Henri Sivusaari
Henri Sivusaari Pirms 6 Stundām
If the motor is not turning then the car is not moving... Im quite shure that there are rotating parts @ electric motor. This is stupid. 15krpm is totally possible and the tachometer for shure gives motor rpm, not the power usage.
Ray Gun
Ray Gun Pirms 22 Stundām
It makes sense, 1 beep= lock 2 beep=unlock. If I’m wrong Elon musk is an imbecile.
AzzBlasterLIVE Pirms 2 dienām
Actually it was the only cool tesla ever made.
Rami Eye
Rami Eye Pirms 2 dienām
Keep telling myself I won't watch another one of your videos, because they are unnecessarily long!! that was 6 videos ago🤦‍♂️ fml
Arak *
Arak * Pirms 5 dienām
The front looks like an Lotus Evora
Chris Mccullough
Chris Mccullough Pirms 5 dienām
Drumatics Pirms 5 dienām
You wanna disable your Airbag in case of a crash/ emergency. That it does not blow up in your face, when you try to rescue the driver. first aid class told me that. Gas cars dont have that, because you can kill the airbag with turning off the ignition.
Oliver Nanetti
Oliver Nanetti Pirms 6 dienām
I saw that on the road it was the crazies thing I ever seen
Victor Gerginski
Victor Gerginski Pirms 6 dienām
it says stowage?
Adam Denzinger
Adam Denzinger Pirms 7 dienām
Taking a guess he, the lock beep corresponds to the syllables; 1 beep for "lock", 2 for "unlock"
Brandon Brown
Brandon Brown Pirms 8 dienām
Looks more based off the Evora than the elise tbh
Joel Aquino
Joel Aquino Pirms 8 dienām
hey, Doug can you do a video about the original vw bug from the 60s-70s pretty please!!!
Zach Goebeler
Zach Goebeler Pirms 8 dienām
I think even if an exact car like this was produced today, the lack of technology could be excused for this car being more of a lightweight, stripped down, drivers car
͘ Pirms 9 dienām
0:00 viz
dat boy prim
dat boy prim Pirms 10 dienām
Also the only car to be floating around in space
Patrick McNichols
Patrick McNichols Pirms 10 dienām
Tesla was never cool
ur grandpa
ur grandpa Pirms 11 dienām
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khris Pirms 12 dienām
I know for sure that he has made a video on one of these before.
khris Pirms 12 dienām
I had a poster of one of these from a book fair and threw it away before Tesla was cool. Sigh.
khris Pirms 12 dienām
It was also the only Tesla before the Tesla was only.
Rikki Paul
Rikki Paul Pirms 12 dienām
Lmao. If GTA copied the Lotus Elise, this is exactly what it would look like 🤣
Gijs van 't Zelfde
Gijs van 't Zelfde Pirms 13 dienām
Fun fact Tesla never really was cool
Tim Baber
Tim Baber Pirms 13 dienām
Doug, you forgot to add points for it for being the only car to ever leave Earths gravity well.
AllTheBestVideos Pirms 13 dienām
Didn’t he already do this a couple of years ago?
294 63
294 63 Pirms 14 dienām
V8 For A Heart
V8 For A Heart Pirms 14 dienām
I personally think those window buttons were borrowed from a Mitsubishi
Extra Account
Extra Account Pirms 14 dienām
For anyone wondering, it sold for $97,500
MikeSoSyracuse !!
MikeSoSyracuse !! Pirms 14 dienām
Ha I live in Syracuse 😁
Feras Alamoudi
Feras Alamoudi Pirms 14 dienām
so the car makes noises and chimes and warnings but you are not letting us listen to it? and than the VIN number on the side display 16:30 (starts with 5) does not match the REAL VIN number on the windshield 9:09 (starts with S for England) and YOU DON'T MENTION IT??? BEARING IN MIND THAT YOU ARE A VIN FREAK ! And no comments what so ever on that rear view after market mirror?! Doug are u ok?
Joel Watson
Joel Watson Pirms 15 dienām
is the car really small or is he a giant?
Deggiboi Pirms 11 dienām
He‘s also 6‘4
Soggy Salt
Soggy Salt Pirms 15 dienām
It's made off the lotus Elise so really small
WiiSportsMX5 Pirms 15 dienām
Model S Model 3 Model X Model Y Well played Elon, Well played.
B.D.B. Pirms 15 dienām
5:15 Do you not have kids? You need to disable the front airbag if you put a rear facing child seat in the front. Pretty much every modern car has this feature.
Hellamoody Pirms 16 dienām
17:43 you can definitely tell the owner hasn't used it in winter and has probably many other cars 😂
David in Barstow
David in Barstow Pirms 16 dienām
Does it factor in the electricity used from coal fired power plants?
Cschenks Pirms 16 dienām
Lmao this looks like one of those kid cars you buy at Walmart next to Doug
J Mcg
J Mcg Pirms 16 dienām
The hood looks a little fragile, let’s just slam it closed.
Chris1077 Pirms 17 dienām
why does he talk so weird wtf
leonardodolc Pirms 17 dienām
the car was entirely borrowed from something else lol
Jose Ignacio
Jose Ignacio Pirms 17 dienām
I clicked like right after "Thisss... "
david p
david p Pirms 17 dienām
This is cool, but Tesla is definitely not cool.
Kancheeban Sivasithamparanathan
If u have reviewed this Masterpiece back in 2008 the Doug Score would be way more high..
xl Pirms 18 dienām
dude looks like an off brand quentin tarantino
Thoringer Pirms 18 dienām
5:25 because fire and rescue doesn't want to be killed by airbags getting someone out of a wreck? Just sayin'
duandle wysiekierski
duandle wysiekierski Pirms 18 dienām
A good friend of mine had a roadster signature edition and its crazy how different the interior was, most notably there was no "shifter", just buttons. sadly he sold it, but hes still repping tesla with a model S and his wife drives a model X. that roadster got me many a speeding ticket every time he would let me take her for a spin! great review
Annalynn Marzan YT
Annalynn Marzan YT Pirms 19 dienām
Meanwhile at 2020: New teslas
Rodger O
Rodger O Pirms 20 dienām
Huntington Beach Central Library 👍
Dennis Iljincika
Dennis Iljincika Pirms 20 dienām
It literally sold for what it was sold for in 2008... very much worth it in my opinion
FD_Trueno Pirms 20 dienām
So it's the Coil voltic from GTA5
David Lees
David Lees Pirms 21 dienas
And that's a nice culler
David Lees
David Lees Pirms 21 dienas
Do you know wot I could wotch this guy all day and not get bard with him he is brilliant
TANVIR Pirms 21 dienas
Who needs a door to get into that car?
J Pirms 21 dienas
Btw the backlights are very similar to those of a Gumpert Apollo
vanlaeresven Pirms 22 dienām
Nice revisit of your 2016 video, Doug ;) you can really see the evolution in your production skills. Good job!
Digital street racing Gaming
You should do the 2011GMC YUKON please for my past father
Holbeck Ghyll
Holbeck Ghyll Pirms 22 dienām
Doug's default playback speed =1.25
Adam Baldwin
Adam Baldwin Pirms 22 dienām
The mechanical door release on this car is honestly the best thing that Tesla ever designed.
Adam Baldwin
Adam Baldwin Pirms 22 dienām
The only thing surprising about this car is the panel gap, and the fact that people actually bought them in spite of it.
Adam Baldwin
Adam Baldwin Pirms 22 dienām
"Warranty void if seal is broken." No, I'm sorry that's not the case, thanks to the Magnusson-Moss Act of 1975. Nice try, though. Tesla yet again tries to perpetuate the fears of normal car users.
Sean Warren
Sean Warren Pirms 21 dienas
Yep, and another reason Tesla isn't actually "Cool". Not then, not when they exploit child miner that die in collapsed cobalt hand dug holes, not when Elon tweets "Well coup who we want to coup.", and not now. My favorite part is his rags to riches story starting out with emerald mines and how everyone acts like he's a genius.
Pierce Lindenberg
Pierce Lindenberg Pirms 22 dienām
This Roadster is the same year as the one that SpaceX launched into space, but that one was owned by Elon Musk, and this one isn’t.
OffRoadBoys //Connor S.
OffRoadBoys //Connor S. Pirms 23 dienām
finally found out what the coil voltic is in gta lmao
Omari Hill
Omari Hill Pirms 23 dienām
Doug do a Ford Taurus sho
INVISIGOTH Pirms 24 dienām
this is the only good looking car Tesla has ever made (cybertruck isnt released yet)
Alex Ravenclaw
Alex Ravenclaw Pirms 25 dienām
That title tho 🤣
WokeNFree Pirms 25 dienām
The newest cars still can be noisy, due to the heating and cooling of the batteries.
Leonardo Tigli
Leonardo Tigli Pirms 25 dienām
the rpm shows just... the rpm. its mo like electric engines dont spin lmao, its just going to always be proportional to speed
HERBERT AULTMAN Pirms 25 dienām
Whenever Doug's standing to the side far side of the car facing the camera it looks like one of those confusing perspective shots with a normal sized person and a hot wheels sized car or hes just a giant and the car is a Tesla shaped golf cart.
Sinfully Quick Motors
Sinfully Quick Motors Pirms 25 dienām
In 2008 Tesla had a Key? Lol my 2006 Lexus IS has push button start
juiuffophiguo Pirms 26 dienām
Too bad the coolest Tesla is their sort of beta-not the proper-car- car
flamburr Pirms 26 dienām
how has doug made me nostalgic over a frigging tesla
D¡X¡E Homestead
D¡X¡E Homestead Pirms 26 dienām
In the section where it shows how much fuel it saved, it should also tell how many tons of coal were burned to produce the electricity to recharge it.
Snipe Pirms 26 dienām
Snipe Pirms 26 dienām
It’s sold, I wonder 🤔if MANNY KHOSHBIN bought it?? Actually I wonder 💭 if I spelled his name right , actually I got so high I forgot about the video and just keep writing actually, actually 😨
jogurcik13 Pirms 26 dienām
Wondering what is the actual battery capacity compared to relase date
Alex _
Alex _ Pirms 27 dienām
Yo they made the coil voltic a real thing
_Ole_CornPop_ Pirms 27 dienām
But there is motor rpm just like every other electronic motor ever made so it's confusing that you say there isn't because that is completely wrong. Just check out the Formula E Dragon Racing Spark SRT_01E and you will notice it has a 5 speed sequential gearbox that has a wait for it..........Digital Tachometer... With more research you will find that there are many electric vehicles that have transmissions also and that makes the needs for tachometers.
maayan skury
maayan skury Pirms 28 dienām
The rpm goes up to 15000 rpm Vtec: hold my brawawawawawawa
wafflesbro5412 Pirms 28 dienām
looks neat but for all practical and impractical reasons id rather just get an Exige S
Phooey Pirms 28 dienām
6:34 uwu dont use this awea fow stowage 👉👈
LouDog 8426
LouDog 8426 Pirms 28 dienām
This is the only cool tesla and it wasn't even a real Tesla its Lotus smh
RyanGuitarGuy Pirms 28 dienām
You should review my 2010 Mazda 3 just to be funny
The Fastest Brick
The Fastest Brick Pirms 29 dienām
There is a tachometer to so you can see the rpm of the electric motor
Chev_man _13
Chev_man _13 Pirms 29 dienām
We need a regular sized human to review it. He makes it look fake standing beside it
MicroClases Pirms 28 dienām
He makes it look like a those electric mini cars kids use
Null Pirms 29 dienām
This model is an utter POS. You'd be better off throwing money in the trash.
Soggy Salt
Soggy Salt Pirms 15 dienām
It's 12 year old electric car. What do u expect
Taylor Gunther
Taylor Gunther Pirms 29 dienām
The panel gaps on that thing lol
Angus Davies
Angus Davies Pirms 29 dienām
If you've charged from a coal-fire plant, you've screwed up the planet, and will pay the price.
Petko Georgiev
Petko Georgiev Pirms 26 dienām
Not completely true, coal plant + the grid + charging are still more efficient than an ICE
Charlie Bartlett
Charlie Bartlett Pirms 29 dienām
The mirrors are also from a rover 90. No joke look it up
Godchi1d Von Steuben
Godchi1d Von Steuben Pirms 29 dienām
There ARE rpm's. The wheels.
Godchi1d Von Steuben
Godchi1d Von Steuben Pirms 29 dienām
The door locks are very intuitive. "Lock," one syllable, = 1 beep. "Unlock," two syllables = 2 beeps. It's done in such a way that you intuitively know which is which...
jon culp
jon culp Pirms 2 dienām
I thought the exact same thing when I heard the beeps!
Matthew Reise
Matthew Reise Pirms 14 dienām
SO many of Doug's "quirks and features" is just him being naive.
Isna Pirms 16 dienām
Also, most cars when unlocking/locking blink their blinkers/use the horn, and it's commonly 1 blink or horn for lock, 2 for unlock
Nathan Hogg
Nathan Hogg Pirms 27 dienām
i was just about to comment this
Godchi1d Von Steuben
Godchi1d Von Steuben Pirms 29 dienām
The only Tesla I'd be seen driving... I have a reputation to protect, ya' know...
saurabh mhatre
saurabh mhatre Pirms 29 dienām
Those days when the auto dealers were forced not to keep Teslas and Musk has to create alternate distribution. How things have changed.
Discord Guy
Discord Guy Pirms Mēneša
I remember seeing it in a sticker album, with the list price being 150k euros. And thought it was overpriced because it could only hit 200 km/h. In retrospect you could probably get a Nissan GTR for that price that would accelerate as good and with a higher top speed.
WoodytheGamer Pirms Mēneša
Dont compare to Lotus becauee that is a Tesla not a Lotus, and even though they look alike but are not same, they are both different companies
Soggy Salt
Soggy Salt Pirms 15 dienām
It's based off the elise. Same chassis I'm pretty sure too!
JerryTortoise Pirms Mēneša
i expected the manual door opening thing was gonna be under the fuel door
irokatcod4 Pirms Mēneša
Lock (1 syllable) unlock (2 syllables)
Slooby Pirms Mēneša
Zach's Tech Tips
Zach's Tech Tips Pirms Mēneša
the one time doug is wrong, it was the lotus evora
Zach's Tech Tips
Zach's Tech Tips Pirms Mēneša
nevermind Im wrong
yankee2 yankee
yankee2 yankee Pirms Mēneša
Electric motors DO have rpms... hence the tachometer.
yankee2 yankee
yankee2 yankee Pirms Mēneša
Doug, have you ever been so manic? I've never heard ANYBODY talk so fast!
Melancton Yates
Melancton Yates Pirms Mēneša
That “Trust the Process” shirt though.
George Jungle
George Jungle Pirms 18 dienām
I checked. It’s full of black people?? Why?
CoolMINER624 Pirms Mēneša
Anyone going to say anything about the fact that it had a fucking tow mode??? @ 16:07
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