Monday, July 14, 2008

Review: 2005 Porsche Boxster

Due to a recent policy change, Volvo salesmen are now allowed to sell pre-owned luxury cars as well. That is a welcome change as it opens the door for me to sell pre-owned models made by Volvo, Saab, Jaguar, Audi, Lexus, and Porsche.

My walk through the lot this morning reminded me that we have some very nice cars to offer. One that especially caught my eye is the 2005 Porsche Boxster. "The name for this little delight comes from the words boxer, a nickname for an engine that uses horizontally opposed cylinders in its design, and roadster, the car's body style."1

The Boxster on our lot has a mid-mounted 2.7 liter flat six engine which generates 240 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque.2 That may not seem like much unless you take into consideration the size and weight of the car. It will take you from zero to 60 in 6.2 seconds and still allow between 20 and 30 mpg! Not bad at all.

When the Boxster first came out, the base model was priced close to $45,000. That's a lot of money for a car, but a real bargain for a Porsche convertible. You have to take into consideration that a new Volvo C70 convertible can have a MSRP of around $42,000. Thus, you see how "poor" Volvo owners are now able to enter the Porsche market. Leikin Motor Company is offering this pre-owned Boxster in the low $30's.


  1. 2005 Porsche Boxster Road Test Review by
  2. Road Test: 2005 Porsche Boxster by Frank Markus
  3. Full Test: 2005 Porsche Boxster S by Scott Oldham
  4. 2005 Porsche Boxster First Drive: Little brother goes big timing by Dan Lyons

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