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The Boxster is a modern classic because it really brought Porsche back to its roots of building mid-engine cars with a lot of guts (think 550 Spyder). So its easy to love a loaded and low mileage version of this higher performance 2005 Porsche Boxster S. This was the first year of the second generation Boxster, and the hotter S version solidified its status as an instant collectible with a larger motor and plenty of added power over the standard version. But while well get to the driving dynamics in a moment, take some time to appreciate the full package. Arctic Silver Metallic is an awesome factory color, because after all, silver is the official racing color of Germany. And on this car, it also has a timeless elegance. Its a quality application, and on a car that has only averaged about 2,800 miles annually, it shows far less use than its contemporaries. So this sunshine-friendly convertible retains a quality luster on every Sunday drive. The shape of this car is instantly recognizable. The front end is inspired by its siblings, the 911 and Carrera GT supercar. And the air intakes just ahead of the rear wheels and center-exit exhaust system are pure Boxster cool. Overall, this really does have a terrific blend of premium and performance, right down to the 911-inspired 19-inch alloys. The brown leather interior is a distinct color against the exterior silver that still contributes to the overall premium presentation. The handsome bucket seats are engineered to make sure you always feel just right. The three-spoke steering wheel feels grippy in your hands, and its mounted on a tilt/telescopic steering column. Beyond that, the gauges are big and easy to read. And because its a true Porsche, the tachometer sits boldly in the center to remind you that the driving experience is this cars top priority. Like any good premium car, this comes loaded with a power convertible top, power windows, power locks, cruise control, keyless entry, power steering, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth. Plus, the automatic A/C climate control means you can keep the roof down any dry day you want. Because this is a modern classic, there are also great safety features like ABS, dual front airbags, and side airbags. It makes for a great modern driver, and that includes road trips thanks to the two trunks. Another part that makes this car such a collectible is that 2005 was the debut of the Sport Chrono package. The expensive option has the stopwatch integrated on the top of the dash. Its meant for keeping track of lap times, but really, its just the kind of distinguishing features that fans love to see. Its important to recognize the little S on this car because it makes a huge difference. Porsche upgraded the Boxster S to a 3.2-liter flat-six, which was worth a 16% jump in horsepower. Its distinctive boxer motor sound and performance exhaust will have you blipping the throttle under every overpass. And you have complete control over this soundtrack thanks to the six-speed manual transmission. The feeling on the road is an experience youll love thanks to the well-balanced mid-engine design and Porsches fully independent performance suspension. Plus, bright red calipers highlight the four-wheel disc brakes, and the total performance package is finished off with Bridgestone performance tires. Complete with owners manual, this Boxster is an affordable indulgence that drives with the feeling of well-maintained quality. Its time to grab a piece of the good life at a great price. Call today!!!
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