2005 PORSCHE BOXSTER

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$22,999
$6,936
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91,256 Miles
22,886
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 91256
Color: BLACK
Body Style: Convertible
Doors: 2
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Engine Type: 3.2L H6 24V MPFI DOHC
Drive Train: RWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Hartford, CT
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Option & Equipment

1st row curtain head airbags
4-wheel ABS Brakes
ABS and Driveline Traction Control
AM/FM stereo
Anti-theft alarm system
Audio system security
Auxilliary engine cooler
Auxilliary transmission cooler
Bucket front seats
Cancellable Passenger Airbag
Cargo area light
Center Console: Full with locking storage
Clock: In-dash
Coil front spring
Coil rear spring
Convertible occupant rollover protection
Cruise control
Curb weight: 2,965 lbs.
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
Four-wheel Independent Suspension
Front and rear suspension stabilizer bars
Front fog/driving lights
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Fuel Capacity: 16.9 gal.
Fuel Consumption: City: 17 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 25 mpg
Fuel Type: Premium unleaded
Glass rear window
Heated driver mirror
Heated passenger mirror
Heated windshield washer jets
In-Dash single CD player
Independent front suspension classification
Independent rear suspension
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Interior air filtration
Leather seat upholstery
Leather shift knob trim
Leather steering wheel trim
Manual front air conditioning
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 5.3 s
Max cargo capacity: 10 cu.ft.
Overall height:
Overall Length: 170.4"
Overall Width: 70.9"
Power convertible roof
Power Rear Spoiler
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power remote trunk release
Power windows
Privacy glass: Light
Radio Data System
Rear fog lights
Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
Regular front stabilizer bar
Remote activated exterior entry lights
Remote power door locks
Side airbag
Silver aluminum rims
Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
Speed-proportional power steering
Stability control
Strut front suspension
Strut rear suspension
Suspension class: Sport
Tachometer
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Total Number of Speakers: 7
Trip computer
Variable intermittent front wipers
Vehicle Emissions: LEV II
Wheel Diameter: 18
Wheel Width: 9


Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8
  Based on 42 reviews

A Sure Cure for the Commuter Doldrums

5
RJosephs on 03/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

After one year in the saddle and 3,000 miles of pavement conquered, the verdict is in -- superb job Porsche! I sold my 2001 Porsche 911 after a rather enjoyable but just as disappointing two years of ownership. After missing my Carerra for a few months I set out to find a newer and faster Porsche than my 996. I settled on a low mileage Boxster after an unplanned test drive left me quite impressed and smiling. I enjoy it more than my old 996. It sounds great, has good power, handles fine, and has been a joy to own. It has the sports chrono package and an upgraded six speed manual so it is a little more peppy than cars without those options. The engine sounds like a symphony when driven hard - especially when the exhaust echoes off tunnels and wall. Basically, the whole car just feels like a well engineered piece of fun. The car is fairly comfortable also. However, the car loses some points when the top is up for some annoying transmission noise and loss of exhaust sound and interior noise. I can only imagine what the new models must be like to drive. Well, except for the new version with a 4 cylinder. The Porsche flat 6 is a treasure. For the money, a used Boxster is a great deal.

Awesome/Affordable Sportscar

5
tom_dz on 09/27/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my 2005 Boxster in 2006 (then 9,000 miles; now 64,000). I have not looked back since. It is surprisingly comfortable for such a tight-handling car. It looks and feels as mean as it sounds. And to my surprise, maintenance issues have been few (air/oil separator replaced). I could not ask for a better all-around sportcars. I highly recommend the model and year.

Over 100k and still a fantastic drive!

4.5
jeremp on 09/16/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased this beauty in April (2011). I Dr. traded it in at 100k miles. He did all the service religiously, and it works fantastically. The manual spoiler switch was broken when I bought it but a part from SunCoast Porsche fixed it. I do the work myself which keeps maint. costs down. I am a simple guy with a simple income but I feel rick driving the Boxster around town. I never put the top up, (I drive an 05' IS300 on rainy days) and I still get 24-25 MPG. I LOVE this thing!

What a blast to own and drive

4.8
Terry on 05/01/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

My wife and I purchased this car for her recently from a friend of ours who collects sports cars. It's "her" car but I just can't seem to keep my hands off of it. It's so much fun to drive I'm looking at buying another one just so I don't have to beg her for the keys. It's cool looking, sounds great, handles like it's on rails and is like riding a bolt of lightening when you push it hard through the gears. Just plain love it. Thanks Porsche!

Engine failure/balance shaft broke apart

3.4
scott c. on 11/15/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Purchased 2005 Boxster S brand new. Never had any major issues until about 2 years with 20k miles. That's when vehicle had complete engine failure/balance shaft broke apart. Since the car was still under warranty car was towed to my local dealer. I was told the balance shaft broke causing complete engine damage! The dealership service dept had no loaners and I was without the car for 3 weeks. When the car was given back to me interior and exterior was scratched up and steering wheel was off center. I did not want to keep the car and called/meet with Porsche rep to discuss. Porsche N.A. rep would not help at all! Due to poor reliability I traded to Mercedes.

2005 boxter s (bought used with 5700 mi)

5
Russ on 09/14/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been looking and test driving cars for 9 months (long time I know ). Drove vette 5 times, boxster and caymen about 5 times, 911s 3 times, z4, viper etc. The boxster was my favorite bar none (like it more then 911 s) but still couldn't pull the trigger. Well I finally purchased one and my goodness I couldn't be happier. This car is absolutely awesome in every way. It eats curves, the engine sound is better then music, and the build quality is outstanding. The fact that you can stay below 50 mph and have a blast is a big plus also (I don't think you can do that in a viper or vette as they require more room to make you smile IMHO)!

Best car you can buy!

4.4
Ginzaman on 08/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I had my own problem. Starting with Engine failure due to broken intermediate shaft. Dealer took it for few weeks and put a new engine after 21k. I had few other things going bad but still love my Porsche. Went to dealer probably about 10 times for minor things after that. I will probably get something like GT3 or 997S model next time. I think they could have done a better interior job but you get what you pay for. Love my car top down and still able to beat many cars like G35, 350Z, BMW 335ci and many many more. Can keep up with old M5 and Vantage. It's pretty impress for the money. Need grippier tires, like Vredstein.

Best overall sports car

5
biscon on 06/10/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 05 Boxster S is the best sports car on the market for the money. Why? It has performance, styling, ride, utility (2 trunks fore and aft), economy (23 mpg overall)and technology (top stores in 10 seconds).I still get positive comments from passersby after 3 yrs with this car.

Catastrophic Engine Failure

4
Michael_W on 12/29/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Leased the 2005 Boxster S in February. Other than sidelight issues and a tire blowout in the upper peninsula of MI that required an excursion via flatbed trailer for 150 miles to the nearest town and a two day wait for the replacement tire it would have been an uneventful trip. The real fun started in the 2nd summer of ownership when the counterbalance shaft snapped in half with 10,127 miles on the odometer. Porsche replaced the engine 6 weeks later at their expense with a remanufactured 2006 version. Michigan summers are noted for their brevity so the six week layup took the fun out of the relationship. I flipped the lease in spring of 2007 and still miss the car. Reliability is an issue.

Love it, but

4.8
tonyrocker on 10/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I love this car. It is my first Porsche and I have it just over 2 years. Will "upgrade" to the 911 soon. The car has had its problems. After 6,000 miles engine blew for no reason (new engine put in but covered under warranty), clutch went after 7,000 miles (maybe that was the wife driving??). Now the convertible roof has stopped working and is currently in the shop getting fixed. With all that I still love this car.

The Best All Around Sports Car, Period!

5
B Pon on 10/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After one year, my 2005 Porsche Boxster has been nothing but pure pleasure. It is amazingly fun to drive.

First Timer

5
Patrick on 08/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have waited a long time to purchase a Porsche. I have not been disappointed in the least. The available power and steering through sharp curves is incredible. I really feel as though I have total control of the car.

Jawdropper

5
WECoyote71 on 06/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fantastically designed ride with one-of-a-kind racecar-like power and handling. The '05 refresh augments the beautiful lines of the classic Porsche and carries those design elements into the interior cabin.

Best Upgrade from 986

5
gsd98jsh on 05/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had 2002 Boxster (986) and upgraded to 2005 Boxster (987). So far I have 16,500 miles on the new 987. There are so many improvements done to the new model. Besides the obvious new look on both exterior and interior, now a tall person does not have to hunch due to the lowered seat. The gear shifter is shorter and more precise. The suspension is also tighter and feels much better. Overall, I am so glad that I upgraded from the 2002 986 to the new 987. I will probably end up purchasing 988 if such model comes up from Porsche.

A dream come true...

4.9
Harrison on 03/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. I had a problem with the heating vent directors breaking. 2 of them broke in normal use. The dealer replaced them. They are fine now. My only complaint - the clothes hanger hooks on the back of the seats are so shallow in depth that you cannot get even one hanger on them. They are totally useless. This is a design oversight that needs attention. Other than that...well, the windstop does rattle a bit, which others have mentioned. Indeed, it could fit more snuggly. But hey, this is such a fun car to drive! Everytime I get in, put the top down, crank the tunes on the Bose system (excellent!) it is like a mini vacation. The '05 model is a huge improvement over previous models.

987 vs 986

5
gsd98jsh on 03/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned 986 (2001 Boxster) and just upgraded to 987 (2005 Boxster). The sound of the new model is so much better. The new manual transmission is so tight and precise. The clutch is so much easier to operate than traditional Porsche models. The taller roll bar and lower seat allows tall person like myself (6' 2") to fit in the car much more comfortably than before. I had one modification on my old 986, Becker Radio (CDR2200?) allowed me to install an auxillary line for iPod, but the new fiber optic digital audio system has to have FM transmitter in order to connect your iPod. In other words, the sound quality from your MP3 player really suffers. I guess I will have to begin burning many CDs.

Love my Boxster

5
tony p on 12/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Porsche Boxster does not have as much muscle as my old 1999 Chevrolet Corvette but it has adequate power for me. It certainly is a lot more fun to drive and more comfortable. It has no roll on the curves. It feels like you are attached to the road surface.

Great Buy

4.5
A.H. on 11/06/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got my 2005 Porsche Boxster S three days ago. I'm very impressed with the handling, design, and quality. I'm glad I made the right choice!

M3 killer?

4.5
tmc on 10/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I owned an E46 BMW M3 convertible (current M3 for those who don't know) and this car blows it away. How can 276 hp beat 333? It's lighter and handles amazingly through the curves. I compared it to a Z4 3.0i and the Boxster S won hands down. It's hard to find the limits of this car in a turn, it's just that planted. And the engine sounds great! My only regret is I wish I had gotten sport chrono for the remapped accelerator option, but that's not all that important in the scheme of things. Suggestion to anyone buying one: get a good radar dectector!

Defying the laws of physics

5
j. zolyn on 09/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Porsche and the best car I have ever owned. The main feature that I enjoy the most is taking turns at 65 mph when the yellow caution sign states 30 mph. I have to fight my wife when it comes to who gets to drive and she hates to drive...until now.

Happy owner

4.6
mackay spears on 08/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Porsche and definitely the finest automobile I have owned to date. It has been more fun to drive than I imagined and it's quality and engineering continue to impress me.

Boxter S - 2005

4.9
Barry Glover on 08/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded my 2003 911 on this vehicle as I liked the styling better than the 911 and the performance is near identical at a much lessor price. Great folding top, nice fit and quiet in cabin. The mid-engine actually handles better on curves than the 911.

Hits the "Sweet Spot."

5
E. Ward on 07/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A absolute joy to drive. It is stylish,responsive and powerful. Distinctly superior to every other car I've owned, which includes not only a current model BMW M3 and an Audi TT 3.2 but also a Porsche 911 (996).

2005 Porsche Boxster

5
T Grippo on 07/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As a former Corvette fanatic I carefully researched and tested both the C6 Vette as well as the Boxster 987, both are extremely good cars but the Porsche has better handling and comfort as well as storage space, not to mention the acceleration and power. The S model Boxster is even faster! Also insurance premiums are much better than the vette which has a high theft rate. I own the regular version, not the S version and it is without a doubt the best car I have ever driven! Gas mileage is in the range of 22 mpg average. After owning 3 Vettes, Porsche made a believer out of me!

Excellent Upgrades to a Sweet Ride

4.8
Bonzai on 07/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With the upgrades made to the new 2005 Boxster S, Porsche has made a great car a truly excellent car. The balance and handling of this car is spectacular. Although horsepower is lower than some rivals (i.e a Corvette), the engine is super smooth and pulls really well through most of the rpm range, doing 0-60 in 5.0 seconds. The interior finishing is much better, and the exterior makes the car look a lot more muscular. If I lived in an area with lots of straight, open roads, I might be tempted by a 400+ horsepower car. However, I live in an area with lots of winding mountain roads and wouldn't choose anything different. The Elise would handle as well but is too unrefined to drive every day.

A REAL Sports Car

5
C. Blackman - Texas on 07/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The new Porsche Boxster is their "BEST TO DATE" sports car. Previous models have been fine, but this car is way outstanding. Fast, Fun to drive, quiet with the top down and you can drop the top while you are driving under 30 mph. I have had the car for two weeks and it "turns heads." Bose stereo is great. Terrific "Ice cold" air conditioner (a must for Texas). Interior finish work is as fine as Mercedes; very well laid out instrumentation, etc. I checked out several convertibles and this car was the best all around car.

One Awesome Ride!

4.5
Gator987 on 07/12/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

After owning a 2001 Boxster, I decided to trade it in for a new 2005. I didn't know if the original could be improved. However, the test drive I took definately showed me that the 987 is better than the 986. The car is so much fun to drive. The bump is horsepower is enough to be noticed (especially in sport mode). Great handliing is retained. The interior is very nice! I could not imagine a better two seat roadster. The new updated exterior is gorgeous. Go Porsche!

Blue Boxster

4.1
gregs bb on 07/05/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

This car is a blast to drive. Puts a smile on your face. Handling is exceptional and very forgiving. Power is good, but there are lots of cars that will beat you. Feels great at speed and is a real confidence builder. Engine is tied tighly to rest of drive train and is very responsive. Great looks and a real head turner. Seats are very comfortable (get the power seat option) and driving position is excellent. Visibility is great too. Engine makes that wonderful sound. Make sure you use premium and a little octane boost does help. I have had an issue, the passenger side power window stopped lowering when you grab the door handle (needs to do this with the top up, since the window binds).

A Great Car Just Got A Lot Better

5
Body Imager on 07/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Two days ago, the dealership that I have purchased several cars from within the past two years, brought my new Boxster S arctic silver with black top. I had to drive it off of the flatbed and as soon as I sat down, I instantly realized how much better the seat was than the 2004 model. Instant comfort! The interior is dramatically improved and much more comfortable. I traded an Audi A8L which had comfortable seats, but to be honest, the Boxster's fit my bottom much better with less lateral pinch from the lower seat sides. The new Boxster seems much more civilized, but with a better exhaust note. It, as well as the previous Boxster, are much more fun to drive than the 2004 Carrera 4S!

Forget the others, Get a Boxster S

4.9
joe on 06/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was considering a Mercedes-Benz SLK, but after test driving a Boxster S my decision was made! I'm still in the break in period, but this car is a ton of fun to drive. It's also a lot of fun getting all of the "thumbs up" from other motorists and strangers on the street. If your going to spend the money; get the "S" model with as many extras as you can afford. I love this car, and love being a Porsche owner.

MUCH improved since 1999

5
emilie on 06/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In 1999, before Boxster S existed, I bought a new Aerokit Boxster. I had gone from a '98 Carrera S (that roofers dropped a roof on!), to the '99 Boxster. The '99 was a disappointment, lacking ponies under the hood. The 2005 Boxster S is a world apart in 6 years. I am extremely pleased with the Tiptronic transmission, the acceleration, the handling and definitely the new body style for 2005. Probably the only disappointment was the $61,000 price tag.

Simply the Best

5
todd on 06/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a VW Touareg, an Audi TT and a 03 Porsche Carrera and the new Boxster is the most fun to drive and the best of the lot. The fun of the TT Roadster with the legendary Porsche quality and performance. It's like I mated my Carrera and my TT and the 05 Boxster S was Born!

2005 Boxer S Problems

3.9
Smiles on 06/05/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought the car one week ago and I have about 650 miles on it. The problems that I have encountered in the first week are: the car was delivered low on oil so I had to go out and purchase oil to put in it two days after the purchase, the paint is already coming off the front intake next to the bumper, the convertable roof broke on decline and now no longer works, and the brake warning light has already come on. Truth be told is I get a new car every two years and this will be my first and last Porsche. This is a fun car to drive, but I am questioning build intergrity and quality of craftsmanship. Make sure you research the car well before you buy it and good luck.

Linear response

5
SDHARMANI on 05/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Boxster has phenomenal handling and response. Everything from steering to accelerator to brakes responds to the driver as if it were the extension of the driver. The mid engine design provides excellent stability. What I love the most is going 0-42mph in 1st gear and then 42-80 mph in the second gear!

great

5
E on 05/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It has great handling and has great turning. It can also accelerate very quickly.

It's a wonderful car!

5
T L Weiss on 05/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I could not imagine my life with out it! I thought my Audi TT was great and before that my BMW but I drove my Boxster cross country in the winter into the northeast and it was a delight!

New 2005 Boxster

4.6
fungfucius on 04/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I ordered my 2005 Porsche Bosxter with no extras at all; only the most basic car: 5-speed manual, and red in color. Absolutely no complaint. The sound of the engine is gorgeous. The basic car is already good enough as it includes the stability control (an option in the 2004), an on board computer, and the crusie control. I've had a Mercedes, a BMW, and this is my first Porsche. Each time, i've been very satisfied with the sales person (however, I hated the Mercedes SLK!)

Ultimate ride

4.5
randy clark on 04/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has to be driven. Reading a review does not get it. After being hit from behind and hitting a tree then head on into a concrete wall with the top down, climbing out without a scratch this is one safe car so state farm wrote us a check and we got another one. So far so good but I use my mirrors more.This is a real sports car.Drive It!

Boxster S is a Blast

4.6
Henry on 03/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Looked at Z4 and even the new 911, but I thought the Boxster had the best styling. New 280 HP engine just rips and mid-engine design make handling world-class. Seats are very comfy, the automatic top (with glass rear window) is awesome. Boxster used to remind of SLK--a bit of a girl's car. No more--new Boxster is one of the world's best sports cars.

This Boxter is a champ

5
mgallina on 03/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Greatly improved ext/int. Good responsive acc & handling

Pure - True - Sportscar

4.9
Dougiebaby on 03/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The new Boxster is now a "complete Boxster." Every little aspect of this car has been improved. While many will not notice the exterior changes, the design is much better executed. The interior is worthy of a car of this reputation. The new Boxster S is truly one of the most intensely, pleasurable driving experiences I have ever enjoyed. Even if I could afford its bigger brother, I would not justify the 911 over the Boxster. Kudos to Porsche.

Boxster at the top of the buyers

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boxster buyer on 02/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. Overall perfect. Porsche could have made it a little faster and more powerfull but overall its a great car.



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