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2005 Boxster S 8 44.44%
2007 Boxster S 10 55.56%
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 09:58 PM   #1
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Boxster S 2005 or 2007?? (11K$ & 15 HP)

Question: Does the 2007 Boxster S worth the 11K$ more vs the 2005 Boxster S??? Here's the 2 options... Thanks!

2005 Boxster S
Mileage 12,449 mi
Transmission 6-Speed Manual
Exterior Black
Interior Black Standard Leather
Engine 6 cyl.
3.2 liters
Mid-mounted, water-cooled, six-cylinder "boxer" engine
Power 280 hp (206 kW) at 6,400 rpm
236 lb-ft (320 Nm) at 4,700 rpm
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
Brakes Twin circuts (front and rear) with four-piston, aluminum monobloc, cross-drilled and inner-vented discs
Equipment
Features 3.2 Liter Flat 6 cylinder engine with vario-cam producing 280 Horsepower.
6-speed manual transmission with double inertia flywheel and hydraulic clutch.
Motronic electronic accelerator pedal with solid-state distribution.
McPherson strut axle front and rear.
18-in Boxster S wheels.
Brake calipers painted in red.
Central dual exhaust pipes.
Braking system with 4-piston monobloc fixed alloy calipers and ventilated brake disks.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM).
Active Brake Differential (ABD).
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
Traction Control (ASR).
Automatic power windows with tip up/down.
Three spoke steering wheel in leather with full color Porsche crest.
On-board computer with continuous indication of mileage, time, and speed.
Power operated top with heated glass rear window.
Outside mirrors are electrically adjustable and heated.
Automatically deployed rear spoiler.
Driver and passenger front and side airbags.
Seatbelt pretensioner with belt-force limitation.
Immobilizer System with transponder system for safety protection.
Central locking with remote control.
Front and center console with storage compartment and locking glove box.
Extractable cup-holder above glove box.
Digital Radio with in-dash CD and sound package which includes 7 loudspeakers.
Homelink System.
Alarm System
Cruise Control.
Price $48,900.00 USD

2007 Boxster S
Transmission 6-Speed Manual
Exterior Black / Black Top
Interior Sand Beige Full Leather
Engine 6 cyl.
3.4 liters
Mid-mounted, water-cooled, six-cylinder "boxer" engine
Power 295 hp (217 kW) at 6,250 rpm
251 lb-ft (340 Nm) at 4,400 rpm
Fuel Prem. Unleaded
Brakes Twin circuts (front and rear) with four-piston, aluminum monobloc, cross-drilled and inner-vented discs
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
Standard
Equipment 3.4 Liter Flat 6 cylinder engine with vario-cam producing 295 Horsepower.
6-speed manual transmission with double inertia flywheel and hydraulic clutch.
Motronic electronic accelerator pedal with solid-state distribution.
McPherson strut axle front and rear.
18-in Boxster S wheels.
Brake calipers painted in red.
Central dual exhaust pipes.
Braking system with 4-piston monobloc fixed alloy calipers and ventilated brake disks.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM).
Active Brake Differential (ABD).
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
Traction Control (ASR).
Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TMS).
Automatic power windows with tip up/down.
Three spoke steering wheel in leather with full color Porsche crest.
On-board computer with continuous indication of mileage, time, and speed.
Power operated top with heated glass rear window.
Outside mirrors are electrically adjustable and heated.
Automatically deployed rear spoiler.
Driver and passenger front thorax and head advance airbags.
Seatbelt pretensioner with belt-force limitation.
Immobilizer System with transponder system for safety protection.
Central locking with remote control.
Front and center console with storage compartment and locking glove box.
Extractable cup-holder above glove box.
Digital Radio with in-dash CD and sound package plus which includes 7 loudspeakers.
Homelink System.
Alarm System.
Cruise Control.
Additional
Equipment P77 - Leather Sport Seats
435 - 3-Spoke Sport Steering Wheel
XMK - Roll Bar Painted Exterior Clr
XME - Rear Ctr Cons Painted Extr Clr
M6N - Sand Beige Floor Mats
680 - Bose High End Sound Package
CMK - Door opener trim in Black
573 - Automatic Climate Control
551 - Porsche Windstop (Deflector)
342 - Heated Front Seats
P74 - Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package
639 - Sport Chrono Pkg W/Out PCM
Notes $65,630. MSRP
Price 59999. Sale Special USD
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:06 PM   #2
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it's a whole lot more than 15hp...

the second generation Boxster is superior to the 986S in many ways...
more torque, hp and improved in just about every performance aspect.
Drive them both and you will feel the difference.

I have a 986 and pound for pound I feel the 987 is better, speaking from a performance standpoint.

others will disagree...
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:12 PM   #3
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2005 Boxster S is a 987...

There is not much difference between them. 15HP, tire pressure monitoring, ... I wouldn't have any difficulties choosing between 986 and 987...
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:14 PM   #4
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'05 and '07 are both 987s so do the '07 if you got the $$ and want brand new.

Do the '05 if you need to go used. It probably still has a fair amount of warranty remaining.

There's my $0.02.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:16 PM   #5
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thank you tomy... the 05 is Porsche Certified with a good warranty... I love the Sand Beige interieur of the 07 though....
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:21 PM   #6
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Take that $11k and put it in a Savings Account for a rainy day,a really rainy day............or mod the 05'!
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:23 PM   #7
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It never rains in San Diego!!

But I thought about it as option... what cool mod could be done? Performance? Esthetic?
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:27 PM   #8
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my bad....I was thinking of a 2004.

buy the 2005 and keep the 11K.

but the 3.4 is a very nice motor
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 11:28 PM   #9
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07! justify it this way, it's only about $66.66 more...per horsepower. Also it looks like just in options alone, there is your 11k difference.(in my opinion those are good options at least options I like) If that does not work, then measure which car gives you the bigger smile. Because in the end, it does not matter what anyone thinks, its what you feel is best for you.
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 12:45 AM   #10
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If it was my choice, I'd go with the 2005. The reasoning behind that choice is the pricing and because I don't like to dish out a lot of money.

If you can afford it and it doesn't affect you much, go with the 2007. It seems like you like the 2007 better in terms of performance, options, and color. That's the car YOU want. However, your wallet wants the 2005. If you get the 2005, you'll always think about the 2007 you could have had.
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