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Porsche Boxster Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.7 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 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!




Love it, but

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Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Roadster (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

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

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Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Roadster (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

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




First timer

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Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Roadster (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

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.



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

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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