2010 Roadster

Consumer Reviews

2010 Tesla Roadster

$45,100 - $98,312  MSRP Range
2010 Tesla Roadster

Review Score

5.0 out of 5 stars

5.0

4 Reviews
Score Breakdown
4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.2 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.2 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.2 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.8 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

My 2nd Tesla Roadster

by DrTaras from Los Angeles, CA on Sun Jan 10 2016

I owned a 2008 Roadster. Had a blast then put it into a tree nearly over a cliff off Mullholland Drive (widow-maker)! My insurance company gave me 30% MORE for the car than I had bought if for because the 2010 model had appreciated that much! I could have taken the money and bought any other car but I went back and bought a 2010 Tesla Roadster SPORT! It was even more refined than the 2008! Here's what I wrote about the 2008 & applies to the 2010 (by the way, trivia question, there is no such thing as a 2009 Tesla - they skipped that model year designation - discuss)... The Tesla Roadster was a paradigm shift; it was the car that changed the world! It said you could be sexy, you could be fast AND you could be electric! Sure, it wasn't a car for the masses with its 2-seat, low to the ground, sports car build and its cost, but it was a proof of concept that opened the door! I'd recommend you watch the movie "Revenge of the Electric Car" for more details.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reliability? Sure! But B honest: This is EMOTIONAL

by DrTaras from Woodland Hills on Mon Jun 19 2017

How many people get to say they owned a piece of history? The car that disrupted and was the direct reason Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf & Chevy Volt were made and the 'grandchildren' from that! The Tesla Roadster is FAST, SEXY, nibble & ELECTRIC! The SPORT model only makes it faster (0-60 in 3.7"')! Only 2500 were made worldwide, and fewer than that on the road today! FASTER THAN A FERRARI/GREENER THAN A PRIUS!!!

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Stunningly fun and surprisingly practical

by no name from next door from on Fri Jul 08 2011

It's hard to imagine a negative review from anyone who has driven the Tesla Roadster. The car certainly appeals to the passionate side; The rumble of a V8 sounded so impressive until I heard the faint whine reminiscent of a jet. Pt car flies far faster than any other sports car I have driven, even Audi RS6. The acceleration is smooth across the entire range and very brisk. The car wins top marks for performance and the fun-factor. I may have like a tighter turning radius for such a small vehicle. On another note, this car is very practical, saving you on maintenance and fuel. For longer commutes, it's easy to save>$1000/mo with a Tesla as the EV does not need the fuel or the maintenance. THe residual value after use and the fun factor all add additional value. What a great car with fundamentally economics. This car is a pleasure to drive and actually save money while enjoying those Gforces,

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Besteset Car EVA

by ILOVEOIL from on Wed Dec 01 2010

So yea i got this car and its the bestest car eva so yea....get it its very amazing and sexy...so yea

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2010 Tesla Roadster


I'm not an expert chef, but I've got a spice rack and know when someone's thrown a dash of rosemary on my pork chops. I'm part of the MP3 generation, but I'll hear if Miles Davis plays on iTunes. But when I felt the Tesla Roadster's surging speed and tried comparing it to the newer Roadster Sport, well, my senses failed.

On public roads, the Sport's extra torque, stickier tires, and two-tenths of a second advantage to 60 mph hardly registers. Like the regular Roadster, I've still got a strained neck, my forearms get that familiar tingle from pushing the manual steering, and the car's battery life meter is lying — again. Did I miss something, or was that $20,000 flying by?

Money seems the only... Read More