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    Any known problems on the 2005 Porsche Boxster?

    Hi all,

    I'm getting ready to buy a used 2005 Porsche Boxster (Base model). Since this is the first year of the 987, I'm wondering if there are any known problems?

    Is there anything I should be aware of?


    Thanks guys.

    Re: Any known problems on the 2005 Porsche Boxster

    A whole host of minor issues, which should have been rectified during routine service visits - nothing major, just niggles and improvements.

    Obviously earlier cars were more prone to these than later ones, where issues were resolved on the production lines.

    Re: Any known problems on the 2005 Porsche Boxster

    I havent heard any problems with 05 models!

    I just hope they dont have fuel consumption as high as the 07 model, specially for the S variant !!!

    Re: Any known problems on the 2005 Porsche Boxster

    I had an 05 987 before my 06 S.

    I'd take a good hard look at the top in two places. Around the passenger windows for any sort of loose strings and at the rear clamshell (have someone else open while you watch) to make sure the rubber channels on the leading edge of the clamshell aren't displaced in any way.

    Most importantly, if you opt for the manual 5-speed and there is stiff resistance when putting into first then avoid...at all cost. PM me if you'd like greater detail on that point.

    And don't forget to honk the horn, it should sound...German.

    Those were the only trouble spots in my year/22k of ownership. You may buy a model with less than 20k on it, in which case it probably hasn't been serviced and there are some minor TSBs on the 05 which should be taken care of at the regular interval.

    Re: Any known problems on the 2005 Porsche Boxster

    The 2005 model has one major flaw:

    I dont have one!!!!

    Re: Any known problems on the 2005 Porsche Boxster

    I think the first thing you should do is check with the servicing OPC to ensure that the car has had all its recalls done.

    The first few 987's are now falling out of warranty cover (well, definately a case in the UK) and several issues albeit cosmetic and minor may remain.

    Regards

    Popolou

    Re: Any known problems on the 2005 Porsche Boxster

    I think most of the early faults should have been fixed.
    - Oil pump pressure relieve valve makes a noise at 2krpm
    - Air con vents may break
    - Windstop rattles
    - Don't think anyone's reported an RMS problem...
    - Fuel filler catch is weak
    Erm, I'm struggling. There was a sticky thread for this last year, but it seems have been de-stickied.

    Re: Any known problems on the 2005 Porsche Boxster

    All my air con vents are broken

    I also had a recall for some hokus pokus electrical work (on warranty). I don't know exactly what was done...

    Re: Any known problems on the 2005 Porsche Boxster

    Noisy roof mechanism - lots of rattles. Could just be my car but the dealer says its all of them

    Re: Any known problems on the 2005 Porsche Boxster

    its missing 100hp

    Re: Any known problems on the 2005 Porsche Boxster

    Make sure you get the Porsche warranty, then you will be fine. Enjoy!

    Re: Any known problems on the 2005 Porsche Boxster

    Quote:
    Dr. Phil said:
    The 2005 model has one major flaw:

    I dont have one!!!!




    GOOD ONE!

     
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