by tom_dz on Sep 27, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Roadster (2.7L 6cyl 5M)
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.
by jeremp on Sep 16, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Roadster (2.7L 6cyl 5M)
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!
by Terry on May 1, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Roadster (2.7L 6cyl 5M)
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!
The Boxster is significantly updated for 2005. Notable changes include more power for both models, new manual transmissions and a restyled exterior with larger front and side air intakes, a new headlamp treatment, revised door sills and larger side windows. The brakes have been upgraded, stability control is now standard across the board and head-protecting side airbags have been added.