2005 Porsche Boxster consumer reviews

$43,800 starting MSRP
side view of 2005 Boxster Porsche
88% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.5
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Most fun yet practical car

I have had 3 Boxster s over the years and this one for over 10. Loved every minute driving it. Great pick up and handling plus two trunks to allow for hauling things. A real head turner. Just need to maintain it for it to keep running well. I'm only selling mine cause we moved down a dirt road and its too rutted for a sports car. I got it for a great price, so letting it go for thousands less than it's blue book.


Terrific handling

Exemplary handling and driving experience. Well built and not costly to maintain as one might think. Lots of luggage space and creature comforts. Driving position and weight of controls is reference for many sports cars.


Massive performance for the price

Car has amazing performance for the price. Comfort wise it is a bit lacking in the bells and whistles. Acceleration, braking, turning - incredible for the price.


Quality, Performance, and Reliability are great!

Most fun possible! The feel, the sound, the balance are fantastic. I owned this car for 8 years. I can’t imagine another car that is more fun.


Careful of this year models IMS bearing issues

Always wanted a Porsche. After purchasing was informed of the IMS bearing issues on this particular year, fortunately I had a later model 2005 that had the larger bearing and only needed slight modifications $1000 the full fix is around $3g. If it isn't modified there is a good chance of trashing the engine, $20 to $25g overhaul. All good now.


fast, sporty, agile, sleak lines

had a few sport cars..porsche, vette, triumph, bmw. Vette was the fastest but plastic interior except leather seats. Triumph was old school. BMW is fast and stylish and maybe the leader with the Porsche next. Porsche and Triumph are about the same size interior wise..need to be under 6ft tall..


Best handling car at any price!

Even as a daily driver, super fun to drive. Zip in and out of traffic. Easy to park. A real head-turner. Mine was solid reliable after 70K miles. Electric convertible top makes raising and lowering a snap. And that engine is soooo sweet a sound. Likes to be driven hard and doing so doesn't use more gas. I'm getting 25 mpg around town. My 2015, a 2nd gen "987" model, is even more refined than the 1st gen. Great handling, brakes, steering, acceleration, and sound. The flat 6 boxer engine sounds like stereo when hitting the gas. And this Porsche has both a front and rear trunk. Very cool. Highly recommended


Bucket list Porsche

I've always wanted this car since the first time I seen one. I told myself I would get one one day and after waiting over 10 years I finally decided to purchase one. I can't believe I waited so long down this car, but now that I have it it has been an absolute joy to drive everyday from highway to downtown traffic top up top down the cars amazing on all aspects. I couldn't afford the 911 but I feel like this was definitely a good compromise and well worth the value for what you're looking at there's a lot of different options but this one checked all the boxes. Best of all is I got the cross owning a Porsche off my bucket list, and I highly recommend getting yourself one!


Very reliable.

I have been very pleased with the vehicle. Service and performance are great. Extremely happy with the vehicle. 5th Porsche over the years and very happy with it.


very reliable and a dream to drive

this car met all my expectation. It is very reliable, its body design is beautiful and for a convertible it is very quite in the road