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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  • ur grandpa
    ur grandpaΠριν 17 ώρες

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  • khris
    khrisΠριν ημέρα

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

  • khris
    khrisΠριν ημέρα

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

  • khris
    khrisΠριν ημέρα

    It was also the only Tesla before the Tesla was only.

  • Rikki Paul
    Rikki PaulΠριν ημέρα

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

  • Gijs van 't Zelfde
    Gijs van 't ZelfdeΠριν ημέρα

    Fun fact Tesla never really was cool

  • Tim Baber
    Tim BaberΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Doug, you forgot to add points for it for being the only car to ever leave Earths gravity well.

  • AllTheBestVideos
    AllTheBestVideosΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Didn’t he already do this a couple of years ago?

  • 294 63
    294 63Πριν 3 ημέρες


  • V8 For A Heart
    V8 For A HeartΠριν 3 ημέρες

    I personally think those window buttons were borrowed from a Mitsubishi

  • Extra Account
    Extra AccountΠριν 3 ημέρες

    For anyone wondering, it sold for $97,500

  • MikeSoSyracuse !!
    MikeSoSyracuse !!Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Ha I live in Syracuse 😁

  • Feras Alamoudi
    Feras AlamoudiΠριν 3 ημέρες

    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 WatsonΠριν 4 ημέρες

    is the car really small or is he a giant?

  • Deggiboi


    Πριν 14 ώρες

    He‘s also 6‘4

  • Soggy Salt

    Soggy Salt

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    It's made off the lotus Elise so really small

  • WiiSportsMX5
    WiiSportsMX5Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Model S Model 3 Model X Model Y Well played Elon, Well played.

  • B.D.B.
    B.D.B.Πριν 4 ημέρες

    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
    HellamoodyΠριν 5 ημέρες

    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 BarstowΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Does it factor in the electricity used from coal fired power plants?

  • Cschenks
    CschenksΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Lmao this looks like one of those kid cars you buy at Walmart next to Doug

  • J Mcg
    J McgΠριν 5 ημέρες

    The hood looks a little fragile, let’s just slam it closed.

  • Chris1077
    Chris1077Πριν 5 ημέρες

    why does he talk so weird wtf

  • leonardodolc
    leonardodolcΠριν 6 ημέρες

    the car was entirely borrowed from something else lol

  • Jose Ignacio
    Jose IgnacioΠριν 6 ημέρες

    I clicked like right after "Thisss... "

  • david p
    david pΠριν 6 ημέρες

    This is cool, but Tesla is definitely not cool.

  • Kancheeban Sivasithamparanathan
    Kancheeban SivasithamparanathanΠριν 7 ημέρες

    If u have reviewed this Masterpiece back in 2008 the Doug Score would be way more high..

  • xl
    xlΠριν 7 ημέρες

    dude looks like an off brand quentin tarantino

  • Thoringer
    ThoringerΠριν 7 ημέρες

    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 wysiekierskiΠριν 7 ημέρες

    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
    Annalynn MarzanΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Meanwhile at 2020: New teslas

  • Rodger O
    Rodger OΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Huntington Beach Central Library 👍

  • Dennis Iljincika
    Dennis IljincikaΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  • FD_Trueno
    FD_TruenoΠριν 9 ημέρες

    So it's the Coil voltic from GTA5

  • David Lees
    David LeesΠριν 10 ημέρες

    And that's a nice culler

  • David Lees
    David LeesΠριν 10 ημέρες

    Do you know wot I could wotch this guy all day and not get bard with him he is brilliant

    TANVIRΠριν 10 ημέρες

    Who needs a door to get into that car?

  • J
    JΠριν 10 ημέρες

    Btw the backlights are very similar to those of a Gumpert Apollo

  • vanlaeresven
    vanlaeresvenΠριν 10 ημέρες

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

  • Digital street racing Gaming
    Digital street racing GamingΠριν 11 ημέρες

    You should do the 2011GMC YUKON please for my past father

  • Holbeck Ghyll
    Holbeck GhyllΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Doug's default playback speed =1.25

  • Adam Baldwin
    Adam BaldwinΠριν 11 ημέρες

    The mechanical door release on this car is honestly the best thing that Tesla ever designed.

  • Adam Baldwin
    Adam BaldwinΠριν 11 ημέρες

    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 BaldwinΠριν 11 ημέρες

    "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

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    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 LindenbergΠριν 11 ημέρες

    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.Πριν 12 ημέρες

    finally found out what the coil voltic is in gta lmao

  • Omari Hill
    Omari HillΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Doug do a Ford Taurus sho

    INVISIGOTHΠριν 13 ημέρες

    this is the only good looking car Tesla has ever made (cybertruck isnt released yet)

  • Alex Ravenclaw
    Alex RavenclawΠριν 14 ημέρες

    That title tho 🤣

  • WokeNFree
    WokeNFreeΠριν 14 ημέρες

    The newest cars still can be noisy, due to the heating and cooling of the batteries.

  • Leonardo Tigli
    Leonardo TigliΠριν 14 ημέρες

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

    HERBERT AULTMANΠριν 14 ημέρες

    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 MotorsΠριν 14 ημέρες

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

  • juiuffophiguo
    juiuffophiguoΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Too bad the coolest Tesla is their sort of beta-not the proper-car- car

  • flamburr
    flamburrΠριν 14 ημέρες

    how has doug made me nostalgic over a frigging tesla

  • DiXiE Homestead
    DiXiE HomesteadΠριν 15 ημέρες

    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
    SnipeΠριν 15 ημέρες


  • Snipe
    SnipeΠριν 15 ημέρες

    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
    jogurcik13Πριν 15 ημέρες

    Wondering what is the actual battery capacity compared to relase date

  • Alex _
    Alex _Πριν 16 ημέρες

    Yo they made the coil voltic a real thing

  • _Ole_CornPop_
    _Ole_CornPop_Πριν 16 ημέρες

    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 skuryΠριν 17 ημέρες

    The rpm goes up to 15000 rpm Vtec: hold my brawawawawawawa

  • wafflesbro5412
    wafflesbro5412Πριν 17 ημέρες

    looks neat but for all practical and impractical reasons id rather just get an Exige S

  • Phooey
    PhooeyΠριν 17 ημέρες

    6:34 uwu dont use this awea fow stowage 👉👈

  • LouDog 8426
    LouDog 8426Πριν 17 ημέρες

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

  • RyanGuitarGuy
    RyanGuitarGuyΠριν 17 ημέρες

    You should review my 2010 Mazda 3 just to be funny

  • The Fastest Brick
    The Fastest BrickΠριν 17 ημέρες

    There is a tachometer to so you can see the rpm of the electric motor

  • Chev_man _13
    Chev_man _13Πριν 17 ημέρες

    We need a regular sized human to review it. He makes it look fake standing beside it

  • MicroClases


    Πριν 17 ημέρες

    He makes it look like a those electric mini cars kids use

  • Null
    NullΠριν 18 ημέρες

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

  • Soggy Salt

    Soggy Salt

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    It's 12 year old electric car. What do u expect

  • Taylor Gunther
    Taylor GuntherΠριν 18 ημέρες

    The panel gaps on that thing lol

  • Angus Davies
    Angus DaviesΠριν 18 ημέρες

    If you've charged from a coal-fire plant, you've screwed up the planet, and will pay the price.

  • Petko Georgiev

    Petko Georgiev

    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    Not completely true, coal plant + the grid + charging are still more efficient than an ICE

  • Charlie Bartlett
    Charlie BartlettΠριν 18 ημέρες

    The mirrors are also from a rover 90. No joke look it up

  • Godchi1d Von Steuben
    Godchi1d Von SteubenΠριν 18 ημέρες

    There ARE rpm's. The wheels.

  • Godchi1d Von Steuben
    Godchi1d Von SteubenΠριν 18 ημέρες

    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...

  • Matthew Reise

    Matthew Reise

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    SO many of Doug's "quirks and features" is just him being naive.

  • Isna


    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    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

    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    i was just about to comment this

  • Godchi1d Von Steuben
    Godchi1d Von SteubenΠριν 18 ημέρες

    The only Tesla I'd be seen driving... I have a reputation to protect, ya' know...

  • saurabh mhatre
    saurabh mhatreΠριν 18 ημέρες

    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 GuyΠριν 18 ημέρες

    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
    WoodytheGamerΠριν 19 ημέρες

    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

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

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

  • JerryTortoise
    JerryTortoiseΠριν 19 ημέρες

    i expected the manual door opening thing was gonna be under the fuel door

  • irokatcod4
    irokatcod4Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Lock (1 syllable) unlock (2 syllables)

  • Slooby
    SloobyΠριν 19 ημέρες


  • Zach's Tech Tips
    Zach's Tech TipsΠριν 19 ημέρες

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

  • Zach's Tech Tips

    Zach's Tech Tips

    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    nevermind Im wrong

  • yankee2 yankee
    yankee2 yankeeΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Electric motors DO have rpms... hence the tachometer.

  • yankee2 yankee
    yankee2 yankeeΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Doug, have you ever been so manic? I've never heard ANYBODY talk so fast!

  • Melancton Yates
    Melancton YatesΠριν 19 ημέρες

    That “Trust the Process” shirt though.

  • George Jungle

    George Jungle

    Πριν 7 ημέρες

    I checked. It’s full of black people?? Why?

  • CoolMINER624
    CoolMINER624Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Anyone going to say anything about the fact that it had a fucking tow mode??? @ 16:07

  • trashpooppoop epik
    trashpooppoop epikΠριν 19 ημέρες

    9:43 : mama steering wheel

  • K P
    K PΠριν 19 ημέρες

    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...

  • Matthew Reise

    Matthew Reise

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    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.

  • Jorgidan 92
    Jorgidan 92Πριν 20 ημέρες

    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?

  • 0dinmyguy Vlogs
    0dinmyguy VlogsΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Anyone ever just turn on some Doug demuro vid and game?

  • LD
    LDΠριν 20 ημέρες

    I have a 97 accord special edition

  • Fermin’s World
    Fermin’s WorldΠριν 20 ημέρες

    "qUiRks AnD fEatuReS" lmfaoo 😂😂😂

  • Primera Designers
    Primera DesignersΠριν 20 ημέρες

    The old video of tesla roadster was more funny, miss the old doug

  • MaCTEP YoBa
    MaCTEP YoBaΠριν 20 ημέρες

    If you want to Drive yourfirst born child out of the delivery room in Tesla Roadster when you put the babyseat turn off the Airbags or when they open up they will fling up your baby like a catapult towards the Unknown

  • Anthony Rubbertoe
    Anthony RubbertoeΠριν 20 ημέρες

    stowage is a word?????

  • Cole Milligan
    Cole MilliganΠριν 20 ημέρες

    By the way. it sold for 97k

  • Daniel Mouynes
    Daniel MouynesΠριν 20 ημέρες

    "On the back it says Tesla Motors, as if they were proud of their ~key" HAHA

  • LightAbscythe
    LightAbscytheΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Ima keep it real... this guys voice is annoying af

  • Julian Felipe Granados Flórez
    Julian Felipe Granados FlórezΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Looks fantastic in that colour

  • Adam Valencia
    Adam ValenciaΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Elon said this car was a disaster....

  • Sean Wilson
    Sean WilsonΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Subaru window switches?

  • soy_division
    soy_divisionΠριν 21 ημέρα

    At 19:56 Doug gives a shout out to rapper Lil Pump