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Porsche Boxster Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 280 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Porsche Boxster

  • A midengine design and classic Porsche styling, not to mention sublime steering and brakes, give the Boxster appeal that's hard to ignore.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Supreme handling characteristics, pinpoint steering, plenty of usable power especially in "S" model, usable cargo compartment, fast power top operation.

  • Cons

    Options are costly, doesn't look much different than the old model, interior controls still a little busy.

  • What's New for 2005

    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.

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Customer Reviews

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Awesome/affordable sportscar

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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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Over 100k and still a

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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!




What a blast to own

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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!



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Engine failure/balance shaft broke apart

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Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

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.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2005 boxter s (bought used

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Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

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!

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Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

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.



Full 2005 Porsche Boxster Review

What's New for 2005

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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