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


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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  • The front looks like an Lotus Evora

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  • 👍

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  • 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.

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  • I saw that on the road it was the crazies thing I ever seen

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  • it says stowage?

    Victor GerginskiVictor GerginskiӨдрийн өмнө
  • Taking a guess he, the lock beep corresponds to the syllables; 1 beep for "lock", 2 for "unlock"

    Adam DenzingerAdam Denzinger3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Looks more based off the Evora than the elise tbh

    Brandon BrownBrandon Brown3 өдрийн өмнө
  • hey, Doug can you do a video about the original vw bug from the 60s-70s pretty please!!!

    Joel AquinoJoel Aquino4 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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

    Zach GoebelerZach Goebeler4 өдрийн өмнө
  • 0:00 viz

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  • Also the only car to be floating around in space

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  • Tesla was never cool

    Patrick McNicholsPatrick McNichols6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Let's talk about why risk matters. The Highway Transportation System, or HTS, is made up of many different types of people, vehicles, and roadways. You have the most control over your safety within the system. Risky behavior is not just extremely annoying and rude, it puts other road users in the system in serious danger as well. The good news is, you can greatly reduce your risk of a collision by learning how to navigate the system like a pro and by using safe skills to reduce your risk. So you're on the right track. This course, along with solid behind the wheel practice, will prepare you with the skills and safety habits to help you take control of your own and others' safety. Risk Factors Let's be real. A certain amount of risk while driving is unavoidable. After all, you're driving a two-ton block of steel on wheels at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (mph)! But seriously, what are some of the most common risk factors for young drivers, and what safe skills can you practice to reduce those risks? 6 Common Risk Factors for Young Drivers and Your Safe Skills Response Inexperience Teen passengers Distractions Risky driving Impaired driving Driving at night 1. Inexperience Inexperience Yup, it's nothing personal, but think about it, would you be expected to play Mozart the first time you picked up a violin? Snowboard on a black diamond run without falling on your rump a few thousand times on the kiddy slope? Not a chance. Driving is a skill, and just like any skill, it takes practice. SAFE SKILLS Practice defensive driving habits with an adult or driving instructor in the car as much as possible. Assess your fitness to drive before you get in the car. This means your mental, physical and emotional well-being, including whether you've had enough sleep. This is so important, we've devoted an entire module to it in this course! 2. Teen passengers Teen passengers The image shows a driver distracted by teen passengers. Let's face it, your friends are distracting-they want to joke around, or show you something on their phone, when you've got one job to do-drive safely. It's up to you to have the maturity to take control. An important note, know where you fit into Florida's Graduated Driver's Licensing (GDL), because you may have restrictions on when and with whom you drive. SAFE SKILLS Make sure you and your friends are buckled up, and they understand that they should not distract you while you're driving. Make sure someone you trust and who is reliable sits in the front seat to help with directions or other tasks, so you can focus on your drive. 3. Distractions Distractions The image shows a driver distracted by a cell phone. These include cell phone calls and texting (even hands-free!), as well as personal distractions, like grooming and eating behind the wheel-ewwww. Don't discount the danger of this risk. While knowledge and skills are important, attitudes and their corresponding behaviors play a larger role in driver safety! SAFE SKILLS Focus. Drive and only drive when you are behind the wheel. Dock your phone on the dashboard if you must use a GPS. Put your phone on Do Not Disturb (DND) or Driving Mode. Put the phone in the glove compartment if you find you cannot resist touching it. (You know who you are!) 4. Risky driving Risky driving The image shows a driver taking a hand off the steering wheel to reach for an object in the back seat. You may know somebody like this-they drive like they're auditioning for a racing movie: speeding, tailgating, not using signals … SAFE SKILLS Consider others. Drive for their safety, as well as your own. Use the defensive driving skills you learn in this course, such as adjusting your speed to road conditions and using proper signaling, whenever you're on the road. 5. Impaired driving Drinking and driving The image shows a person rejecting an alcoholic drink while their car keys are in front of them. Drinking alcohol impairs the very skills you need to be a safer driver. Also, don't think pot is any different-it screws up your spatial perception and several other essential brain functions. Even an over-the counter medication could be a problem-any substance that affects your fitness to drive can be dangerous. A driver may be impaired by a drug, but a driver can also be impaired by strong emotions, illness, or fatigue. An impaired driver is an unsafe driver. SAFE SKILLS Drive sober. If you or your friends decide to have even one drink, plan ahead for a ride so you all get home safely. If you're sleepy, angry, or have a fever, don't drive. Your driving skills can be impaired just as bad by being fatigued as they can by being intoxicated. 6. Driving at night Driving at night The image shows a driver concerned about the increased risk of driving at night. It's plain and simple: you just can't see as well at night, so you have to be extra careful. SAFE SKILLS Turn your lights on between dusk and dawn. Drive more slowly at night. Expand your space cushion, especially in bad weather or challenging road conditions. Adjust your rearview mirror for night use. Use your low and high beams appropriately: the law says you must turn on your low beams from sunset to sunrise, and whenever visibility is low. Do not use high beams within 300 ft of a vehicle ahead of you going the same direction, or within 500 ft of an oncoming vehicle. Always wear your prescriptive glasses or your contact lenses if you need to, and have an extra pair in the car along with lens solution.

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  • I know for sure that he has made a video on one of these before.

    khriskhris8 өдрийн өмнө
  • I had a poster of one of these from a book fair and threw it away before Tesla was cool. Sigh.

    khriskhris8 өдрийн өмнө
  • It was also the only Tesla before the Tesla was only.

    khriskhris8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lmao. If GTA copied the Lotus Elise, this is exactly what it would look like 🤣

    Rikki PaulRikki Paul8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Fun fact Tesla never really was cool

    Gijs van 't ZelfdeGijs van 't Zelfde8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Doug, you forgot to add points for it for being the only car to ever leave Earths gravity well.

    Tim BaberTim Baber9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Didn’t he already do this a couple of years ago?

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  • _slurp_

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  • I personally think those window buttons were borrowed from a Mitsubishi

    V8 For A HeartV8 For A Heart10 өдрийн өмнө
  • For anyone wondering, it sold for $97,500

    Extra AccountExtra Account10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Ha I live in Syracuse 😁

    MikeSoSyracuse !!MikeSoSyracuse !!10 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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?

    Feras AlamoudiFeras Alamoudi10 өдрийн өмнө
  • is the car really small or is he a giant?

    Joel WatsonJoel Watson11 өдрийн өмнө
    • He‘s also 6‘4

      DeggiboiDeggiboi7 өдрийн өмнө
    • It's made off the lotus Elise so really small

      Soggy SaltSoggy Salt10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Model S Model 3 Model X Model Y Well played Elon, Well played.

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  • 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.

    B.D.B.B.D.B.11 өдрийн өмнө
  • 17:43 you can definitely tell the owner hasn't used it in winter and has probably many other cars 😂

    HellamoodyHellamoody12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Does it factor in the electricity used from coal fired power plants?

    David in BarstowDavid in Barstow12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lmao this looks like one of those kid cars you buy at Walmart next to Doug

    CschenksCschenks12 өдрийн өмнө
  • The hood looks a little fragile, let’s just slam it closed.

    J McgJ Mcg12 өдрийн өмнө
  • why does he talk so weird wtf

    Chris1077Chris107712 өдрийн өмнө
  • the car was entirely borrowed from something else lol

    leonardodolcleonardodolc13 өдрийн өмнө
  • I clicked like right after "Thisss... "

    Jose IgnacioJose Ignacio13 өдрийн өмнө
  • This is cool, but Tesla is definitely not cool.

    david pdavid p13 өдрийн өмнө
  • If u have reviewed this Masterpiece back in 2008 the Doug Score would be way more high..

    Kancheeban SivasithamparanathanKancheeban Sivasithamparanathan14 өдрийн өмнө
  • dude looks like an off brand quentin tarantino

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  • 5:25 because fire and rescue doesn't want to be killed by airbags getting someone out of a wreck? Just sayin'

    ThoringerThoringer14 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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

    duandle wysiekierskiduandle wysiekierski14 өдрийн өмнө
  • Meanwhile at 2020: New teslas

    Annalynn MarzanAnnalynn Marzan14 өдрийн өмнө
  • Huntington Beach Central Library 👍

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  • It literally sold for what it was sold for in 2008... very much worth it in my opinion

    Dennis IljincikaDennis Iljincika16 өдрийн өмнө
  • So it's the Coil voltic from GTA5

    FD_TruenoFD_Trueno16 өдрийн өмнө
  • And that's a nice culler

    David LeesDavid Lees17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Do you know wot I could wotch this guy all day and not get bard with him he is brilliant

    David LeesDavid Lees17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Who needs a door to get into that car?

    TANVIRTANVIR17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Btw the backlights are very similar to those of a Gumpert Apollo

    JJ17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Nice revisit of your 2016 video, Doug ;) you can really see the evolution in your production skills. Good job!

    vanlaeresvenvanlaeresven17 өдрийн өмнө
  • You should do the 2011GMC YUKON please for my past father

    Digital street racing GamingDigital street racing Gaming17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Doug's default playback speed =1.25

    Holbeck GhyllHolbeck Ghyll18 өдрийн өмнө
  • The mechanical door release on this car is honestly the best thing that Tesla ever designed.

    Adam BaldwinAdam Baldwin18 өдрийн өмнө
  • The only thing surprising about this car is the panel gap, and the fact that people actually bought them in spite of it.

    Adam BaldwinAdam Baldwin18 өдрийн өмнө
  • "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.

    Adam BaldwinAdam Baldwin18 өдрийн өмнө
    • 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.

      Sean WarrenSean Warren17 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Pierce LindenbergPierce Lindenberg18 өдрийн өмнө
  • finally found out what the coil voltic is in gta lmao

    OffRoadBoys //Connor S.OffRoadBoys //Connor S.19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Doug do a Ford Taurus sho

    Omari HillOmari Hill19 өдрийн өмнө
  • this is the only good looking car Tesla has ever made (cybertruck isnt released yet)

  • That title tho 🤣

    Alex RavenclawAlex Ravenclaw21 өдрийн өмнө
  • The newest cars still can be noisy, due to the heating and cooling of the batteries.

    WokeNFreeWokeNFree21 өдрийн өмнө
  • the rpm shows just... the rpm. its mo like electric engines dont spin lmao, its just going to always be proportional to speed

    Leonardo TigliLeonardo Tigli21 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

  • In 2008 Tesla had a Key? Lol my 2006 Lexus IS has push button start

    Sinfully Quick MotorsSinfully Quick Motors21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Too bad the coolest Tesla is their sort of beta-not the proper-car- car

    juiuffophiguojuiuffophiguo21 өдрийн өмнө
  • how has doug made me nostalgic over a frigging tesla

    flamburrflamburr21 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    DiXiE HomesteadDiXiE Homestead22 өдрийн өмнө

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  • 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 😨

    SnipeSnipe22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Wondering what is the actual battery capacity compared to relase date

    jogurcik13jogurcik1322 өдрийн өмнө
  • Yo they made the coil voltic a real thing

    Alex _Alex _23 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    _Ole_CornPop__Ole_CornPop_23 өдрийн өмнө
  • The rpm goes up to 15000 rpm Vtec: hold my brawawawawawawa

    maayan skurymaayan skury23 өдрийн өмнө
  • looks neat but for all practical and impractical reasons id rather just get an Exige S

    wafflesbro5412wafflesbro541223 өдрийн өмнө
  • 6:34 uwu dont use this awea fow stowage 👉👈

    PhooeyPhooey24 өдрийн өмнө
  • This is the only cool tesla and it wasn't even a real Tesla its Lotus smh

    LouDog 8426LouDog 842624 өдрийн өмнө
  • You should review my 2010 Mazda 3 just to be funny

    RyanGuitarGuyRyanGuitarGuy24 өдрийн өмнө
  • There is a tachometer to so you can see the rpm of the electric motor

    The Fastest BrickThe Fastest Brick24 өдрийн өмнө
  • We need a regular sized human to review it. He makes it look fake standing beside it

    Chev_man _13Chev_man _1324 өдрийн өмнө
    • He makes it look like a those electric mini cars kids use

      MicroClasesMicroClases24 өдрийн өмнө
  • This model is an utter POS. You'd be better off throwing money in the trash.

    NullNull24 өдрийн өмнө
    • It's 12 year old electric car. What do u expect

      Soggy SaltSoggy Salt10 өдрийн өмнө
  • The panel gaps on that thing lol

    Taylor GuntherTaylor Gunther25 өдрийн өмнө
  • If you've charged from a coal-fire plant, you've screwed up the planet, and will pay the price.

    Angus DaviesAngus Davies25 өдрийн өмнө
    • Not completely true, coal plant + the grid + charging are still more efficient than an ICE

      Petko GeorgievPetko Georgiev22 өдрийн өмнө
  • The mirrors are also from a rover 90. No joke look it up

    Charlie BartlettCharlie Bartlett25 өдрийн өмнө
  • There ARE rpm's. The wheels.

    Godchi1d Von SteubenGodchi1d Von Steuben25 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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...

    Godchi1d Von SteubenGodchi1d Von Steuben25 өдрийн өмнө
    • SO many of Doug's "quirks and features" is just him being naive.

      Matthew ReiseMatthew Reise9 өдрийн өмнө
    • 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

      IsnaIsna11 өдрийн өмнө
    • i was just about to comment this

      Nathan HoggNathan Hogg22 өдрийн өмнө
  • The only Tesla I'd be seen driving... I have a reputation to protect, ya' know...

    Godchi1d Von SteubenGodchi1d Von Steuben25 өдрийн өмнө
  • Those days when the auto dealers were forced not to keep Teslas and Musk has to create alternate distribution. How things have changed.

    saurabh mhatresaurabh mhatre25 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Discord GuyDiscord Guy25 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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

    WoodytheGamerWoodytheGamer25 өдрийн өмнө
    • It's based off the elise. Same chassis I'm pretty sure too!

      Soggy SaltSoggy Salt10 өдрийн өмнө
  • i expected the manual door opening thing was gonna be under the fuel door

    JerryTortoiseJerryTortoise26 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lock (1 syllable) unlock (2 syllables)

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  • the one time doug is wrong, it was the lotus evora

    Zach's Tech TipsZach's Tech Tips26 өдрийн өмнө
    • nevermind Im wrong

      Zach's Tech TipsZach's Tech Tips26 өдрийн өмнө
  • Electric motors DO have rpms... hence the tachometer.

    yankee2 yankeeyankee2 yankee26 өдрийн өмнө
  • Doug, have you ever been so manic? I've never heard ANYBODY talk so fast!

    yankee2 yankeeyankee2 yankee26 өдрийн өмнө
  • That “Trust the Process” shirt though.

    Melancton YatesMelancton Yates26 өдрийн өмнө
    • I checked. It’s full of black people?? Why?

      George JungleGeorge Jungle13 өдрийн өмнө
  • Anyone going to say anything about the fact that it had a fucking tow mode??? @ 16:07

    CoolMINER624CoolMINER62426 өдрийн өмнө
  • 9:43 : mama steering wheel

    trashpooppoop epiktrashpooppoop epik26 өдрийн өмнө
  • I'm finding it hard to keep watching these videos. You didn't know what the beeps for the door locks meant and you couldn't even check, didn't know anything about the tach, didn't know what the airbag cutoff was for, etc. Like dude, just check before you hit record...

    K PK P26 өдрийн өмнө
    • my feeling exactly. I used to find his videos interesting, but after watching enough of them I've come to realize he's a moron - and a total square.

      Matthew ReiseMatthew Reise9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Collectors will always amaze me... Willing to pay hundreds of thousands for a car that is now pretty shitty just because there are rare... Who cares?

    Jorgidan 92Jorgidan 9227 өдрийн өмнө
  • Anyone ever just turn on some Doug demuro vid and game?

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