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We have a limited number of reviews for the 2011 Roadster, so we've included reviews for other years of the Roadster since its last redesign.
4.75 out of 5 stars

Amazing Car

Dan, 04/13/2010
2010 Tesla Roadster 2dr Convertible (electric DD)
11 of 12 people found this review helpful

The Tesla Roadster is great fun to drive. It has amazing acceleration and efficiency. Sitting at a stop light, the car uses 1 amp of electricity while everyone else is idling. To stop, the regenerative braking kicks in to recharge the batteries. This car causes a complete paradigm shift in the automotive industry.

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5 out of 5 stars

The Shelby Cobra of the EV World!

Brentt, 05/09/2020
updated 05/11/2022
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 2dr Convertible (electric DD)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Carrol Shelby’s dream was to put a large American V8 into the lightweight AC Bristol and go racing. Elon Musks idea was to put a powerful AC motor into a lightweight Lotus chassis and change the world. Both achieved their goals and are destined to go down in history and up in price. I wrote this review a couple of years ago when nice Roadsters we’re selling for $50k. Today, they are nearly double that and continue to rise. As Tesla comes closer to its mission of accelerating the world to sustainable energy the original Roadsters will become even more collectible.

Safety
5 out of 5 stars
Technology
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Interior
5 out of 5 stars
Comfort
3 out of 5 stars
Reliability
5 out of 5 stars
Value
5 out of 5 stars
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4.63 out of 5 stars

Rewarding the early adopters

Steve, 05/09/2010
2008 Tesla Roadster 2dr Convertible (electric DD)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

I ordered this car two years before delivery. There were plenty of snafus, but the final result is stunning. Incredible acceleration. Not much impulse to go excessively fast if you can make a 911-owning passenger white-knuckled going from 0 to 45. It's so effortless. Learned to drive without much braking - regenerative throttle behavior makes rotor wear obsolete. Driving: very low stance, and doesn't like rough roads. Ownership: the company works hard to make its owners happy, but living far from a company-owned store is tough. Early bugs and glitches were immediately fixed, even if Tesla had to fly a technician out to the car.

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5 out of 5 stars

The Shelby of EV’s

Brentt, 01/22/2021
2010 Tesla Roadster Sport 2dr Convertible (electric DD)
0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Carol Shelby stuffed a ford small block into the british made A/C to produce the Cobra, and Elon Musk crammed 6831 laptop batteries into a customized Lotus chassis to make the first Tesla. Both proved to the world that American ingenuity and performance were alive and well. The Roadster has it’s share or quirks, like the key is inserted in the bottom of the door to unlock it, and the mechanism that operates the rear hatch must have been designed by Rube Goldberg himself, but the Tesla roadster is a blast to drive and will ultimately go down in history as the car that converted the automotive world from internal combustion engines to batteries.

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