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2005 Porsche Boxster repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 190 repairs.
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2005 Porsche Boxster repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (39%)

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Chart based on 150 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

104000 mi
The engine started making this sound that sounded like the lifters were bad. They found pieces of metal in the oil filter and declared it a catastrophic failure. 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

280-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2015
Nov 2012

52000 mi
Clutch pedal was high... replaced clutch 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

13000 mi

US $477
Got "system fault-visit workshop" message due to cleaning headlight covers with microfiber towel. 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

18000 mi

US $2100
Scheduled maintenance, First set of 4 new Bridgestone tires, Oil,Lube & filter, Wiper blades, head light adjustment. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2018
Mar 2011

27000 mi

US $250
broken push-rod end caps on convertible top. 
Jan 2016

US $980
Water pump, replaced thermostat, serpentine belt and coolant flush done also 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2014
Sep 2010

33480 mi
Catastrophic engine failure believed to be IMS-Intermediate Shaft failure. New crate engine to be installed at Porsche's expense. Without vehicle for two weeks. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

34720 mi

C $1000
Real main seal leak, not yet fixed. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2011
Sep 2010

41000 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer determined the carbon canister was leaking, ordered part and reset light.  The carbon canister was replaced under extended warranty with no out-of-pocket costs. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2018
May 2010

64000 mi

US $45
Top Push rod end replaced because of loose trim interference contact. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2014
Apr 2011

29000 mi
Fuel pump went out. Replaced under extended warranty. Front compartment ECU. Probably caused from cleaning the front headlight. Dealer reset the codes. 
Mar 2012

36000 mi

US $350
Oil leak from the hose that goes into the air oil separator. O ring replaced. 
Aug 2012

39100 mi

US $100
Window would not go down fast enough when the door was being opened. 
Nov 2013

45600 mi

US $100
Rear main seal and water pump. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Nov 2014

18000 mi
CD player would not play. 
Porsche Boxster in Maine, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
May 2015

79400 mi

US $1200
Alternator pulley 
Nov 2015

84000 mi

US $300
Engine Failure! 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

78000 mi

US $300
Passenger door latch sometimes failed to auto-lower the window. Replaced faulty door latch. 
Jul 2017

78000 mi

US $2000
Losing coolant and significant coolant condensation around coolant reservoir area. Shop replaced the coolant reservoir and cap. It did not address the reported problem. Shop later found one of coolant pipe was blocked and clear it. 
Oct 2017

79000 mi

US $3000
Shop could not determine the problem with cooling system, and it recommended to add a 3rd front radiator. Shop also replaced various couplings and tubes. After spending ~$4k, the cooling system seems to improve slightly. AOS replaced 
May 2018

81000 mi

US $70
Replaced Air Oil Separator lower vent hose that failed to attach to its adaptor. This hose returns excess oil from AOS back to engine. 
Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

62000 mi

£650
Replacement of clutch pressure plate 
Jul 2016

70200 mi
Replacement of coil packs after one failed 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Aug 2013
Apr 2013

55500 mi

US $100
Air Oil Separator. Car was smoking profusely and smelled of burning oil. Works fine now. 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2012
Jun 2010

40000 mi
Check Engine light, needed to replace a flap that effected the emission. Car is a CPO and it was fully covered. 
Oct 2010

42000 mi
Roof not closing perfectly within the frame. Took a couple of visits and some new parts for the closure to fix the problem. 
Nov 2010

42000 mi
Continued problem with top closing properly. Dealer ended up replacing entire top, hardware and canvas at no cost. After numerous attempts they could not repair the roof. Dealer installed a brand new top and all new hardware at no cost. All covered under the warranty. 
Aug 2011

46100 mi
Replaced 2 vent louvres 
Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

35000 mi

US $1500
Replaced coils. Car ran poorly when cold. 
Porsche Boxster in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2018
Jun 2014

37000 mi
The front hood latch was sending a spurious signal to the computer and needed to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Arizona, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2018
Nov 2010

21000 mi
Faulty latch in rear hatch causes "rear lid open" warning to be displayed even when lid was completely closed. Latch was replaced. Mechanic noticed that water pump was broken when I took the car in for another reason. The water pump was replaced under warranty. Motor that pushes convertible top was broken. There are two in the car, so the top was still working but just not well. The mechanic noticed the problem when a different problem was being fixed. Motor replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2011

25300 mi
Dealer replaced driver seat belt mechanism (belt would no longer retract). Covered by warranty despite warranty ending 3 months ago. 
Jan 2014

30300 mi

US $250
Worn out seat belt retractor 
Apr 2015

55200 mi

US $1980
CV joints leaking oil. CV joints rebuilt. 
Mar 2016

62000 mi

US $4800
Steering fluid leak, new new steering rack Cracked water pump Broken oil separator 
Dec 2017

72000 mi

US $1500
Transmission for convertible motor rebuilt to stop grinding noise 
Porsche Boxster in Iowa, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

32000 mi
Air conditioning didn't blow cold air. Dealer replaced A/C relay under CPO warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in New Mexico, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2018
Dec 2009

27000 mi
Clutch trashed with less than 27K miles. Repair estimate $1900+. I am 63 years young & don't drive this car hard. I am so PO'd with Porsche that I've parked the car & am considering the purchase of a more reliable sports car... maybe a Corvette. 
Sep 2010

30000 mi
Top didn't properly retract or deploy. 
Jan 2011

US $135
Top didn't properly retract or deploy again. 
Aug 2017

52000 mi

US $600
Check Engine light came on. Codes checked and no major issues diagnosed. Codes reset. Same thing happened once or twice more. Mechanic spent a lot of time chasing potential electrical problems, and ultimately found the problem. A wire somewhere in the harness was pinched, creating intermitant check engine lights. Problem has been fixed. Worked in an oil change when the other work was done. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2013
Nov 2009

21000 mi
Radiator fans inoperative. Radiator fan control modual and one (of two) fan motor replaced. 
Jan 2012

29800 mi

US $150
Replaced Battery 
Dec 2013

39000 mi

US $847
Water Pump replaced. Could hear a slight grind coming from behind passenger seat. Bearing was going out. Impeller was not damaged. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

26660 mi
IMS Failure...Blown Engine 
Porsche Boxster in Missouri, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Apr 2009

44000 mi
front sensor replaced under warranty top broken.  
Jul 2009

47000 mi
front trunk light not working. after getting car back from dealer, abs and check engine lights on. dealer kept car additional day, reflashed computer, and problem fixed. 
Nov 2009

40000 mi
Repaired water pump under warranty 
Dec 2010

59000 mi

US $375
AOS failed. Parts ordered and repair done. 
Feb 2012

65600 mi

US $800
Passenger seat stopped working and would not move. 
Mar 2015

84000 mi

US $90
Shifter detached from linkage. cause unknown 
Aug 2015

87500 mi

US $300
Apparently a drain under the seat plugged up and the controller under the driver's seat got wet and malfunctioned. The repair shop is still trying to get the needed part. 
Sep 2015

88000 mi

US $500
Took car to a different shop. They found a leak in the A pillar on drivers side and fixed problem 
Jun 2016

93000 mi

US $180
Replaced rear bushings 
Apr 2017

98450 mi

US $85
Water leak. We'll see if it is fixed. 
May 2017

100000 mi
Continued to look for leak. Finally found source of problem 
Jun 2018

105000 mi

US $1600
broken top starter replaced 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2010
Jun 2010

47000 mi

US $600
A/C recharge. 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

280-horsepower 3.2L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2012
May 2011

8600 mi

US $300
driver's electric seat switch broken rear stretch cord supporting ragtop broke 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
Oct 2013

46000 mi

US $2500
Rebuilt torque converter that was slipping around 2k rpm. 
Dec 2013

47000 mi

US $1600
Leaking high pressure power steering line 
Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2012
May 2011

29000 mi

US $400
rear main seal had to be replaced 
Jun 2011

30000 mi

US $350
broken shift linkage 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.7L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Mar 2009 - Jul 2018
Oct 2013

72300 mi

US $2200
Shifter cable failed; upon replacement it was also determined that the transmission had jammed internally and was stuck in gear. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Apr 2010
Jun 2009

23000 mi
Replaced O-RING on suction oil pump for cylinders 4-6. 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Porsche Boxster in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
Aug 2011

40300 mi

C $250
Convertible top when closing did not fit in channel on both sides. One side push rod for main bow replaced (broken) and other side adjusted 
May 2013

44740 mi

C $100
Convertible pushrod broken and replaced. This is the second time this repair was done since I have owned the car, this time on the driver side, previously passenger side. This appears to be a weak part,otherwise car has been extra reliable. 
May 2015

46500 mi
Convertible top making gear noise when going up or down 
Jun 2015

46500 mi

C $1193
Power top started making a grinding gear noise, was taken to dealer in May, top motor/transmission had broken a plastic or nylon part inside. New motor was ordered and installed in June. Also had oil change and inspection done at the same t. 
Sep 2017

47740 mi

C $75
One low beam H7 halogen headlight bulb burned out, was alerted by car messaging system. Owner replaced both low beam bulbs as the color temperature was different, and they tend to burn out together. The bulb appeared to be original - lasted 12 years! While replacing the headlight bulbs I polished the headlights with a headlight restore kit from Wolfgang. The headlights had to be removed from the car and since they were out it was easier to polish at the same time. Slight fading was removed. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2017
Oct 2014

47700 mi

US $100
AOS failure 
Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2016
May 2016

105000 mi

US $300
Convertible top transmission and cable. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Apr 2007 - Jun 2018
May 2007

10212 mi
Convertible top guideline (to keep top stretched across metal frame) broke. Dealer repaired. 
Sep 2007

12000 mi
Driver's window would not go all the way up when top closed. Would go to top and then retract 1/2 way. Had to special order part. Replaced window motor. Gave me a new Boxster as a loaner over the weekend. 
Aug 2009

19000 mi

US $500
Faulty oil seal. Dealer had to pull transmission to fix. Warranty had expired 6 weeks earlier so Porsche gave 75/25 goodwill repair. 
Sep 2013

34000 mi

US $450
Replace leaking water pump 
Sep 2017

48500 mi

US $1400
Replaced alternator 
Mar 2018

53000 mi

US $2100
Routine maintenance to replace spark plugs. After the repair, car had a "Service Now" warning light when I picked it up. Showed to dealer. They gave me a loaner and kept the car. Diagnosed that one of the new plugs and ignition coil were bad and replaced. Problem fixed. Decided my horn was bad as well.  
Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
- Mar 2009
Mar 2009

25110 mi
Failed cat - replaced under Warranty. Exhaust Manifold - Replaced Under Warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in Delaware, United States
May 2009 - Oct 2010
Jun 2009

50000 mi
The mechanism that moves convertible top open and shut has broken 4 times. All repaired under warranty. Now warranty is up. It is a small white plastic piece with a ball on the end or tip. Working find now, but do not know how long it will operate. 
Apr 2010

56700 mi

US $290
Replaced spring in oil pump and drained and replaced oil and filter. 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

28200 mi

US $165
No sound from audio system. 
Oct 2014

30000 mi

US $150
Front and rear hood struts 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

53000 mi

US $770
Airbag control module died. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2018
Mar 2016

81000 mi

US $415
Replaced all coil packs when spark plugs were replaced. Two were faulty so, I had them all replaced. 
Jul 2016

83200 mi
Replace front hood struts. Got them from eBay 
Dec 2017

86000 mi

US $100
Fuel pump relay. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

35000 mi

US $7500
IMS bearing seized, breaking the intermediate shaft. Total engine replacement with used engine. New clutch, IMS ceramic bearing retrofit, water pump, air/oil separator etc. 
May 2018

36000 mi

US $9500
replaced complete engine 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

52000 mi
Water pump seeping; replace water pump. Worn serpentine belt. Replaced belt and all three rollers. 
Feb 2016

72000 mi

US $150
Air-oil separator failed; oil in intake system requiring replacement AOS and cleaning of MAF and tubes 
Jun 2016

74000 mi

US $50
Convertible top no longer moved with motor. Required replacing ball joint sockets on top actuator rods. 
Nov 2016

76200 mi

US $500
Door latch mechanism was sending inconsistent signals, causing window to act erratically as door was opened or closed. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2014 - Feb 2016
Apr 2015

45260 mi

C $300
Oil surpressor leak 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Nov 2014 - Jan 2018
Feb 2015

99600 mi

US $1200
Replaced leaking water pump 
Jan 2018

109000 mi

US $300
Replaced cup holder above glovebox. Trim covering cup holder "arms" would no longer close. 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

14296 mi

US $1093
Yearly Service. Replaced battery. Low Horn replaced. Fixed passenger side window switch - window did not drop when opening doors. Replaced brake fluid and cabin filter. Still under Porsche Certified Warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

34000 mi

US $7000
valve lifter failed causing abnormal engine sound. was able to drive to the dealer. the engine was rebuilt by porshe, $7,000 labor, $7,000 parts. Porsche paid for parts 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

82000 mi

US $800
Driver door latch micro switch failed. New latch installed.  Convertable top would catch on window trim when closing. A new 'bungee' cord to draw fabric in was installed and problem 100 percent fixed. 
May 2016

83400 mi

US $718
Replaced water pump and serpentine belt. Pump had intermitment bearing sound and was replaced prior to failure. Pumps recommended replacement every 60k due to plastic impeller. This one may have been the original pump, so replaced. 
Dec 2017

90000 mi

US $1350
Front Brakes worn out on front to sensors. New pads, rotors and sensors installed. Convertible top inoperative. Shop replaces the plastic ball ends on the actuating arms which had broken due to age. 
Feb 2018

92000 mi

US $800
brakes 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2009

55000 mi

US $432
Convertible top linkage repair 
Porsche Boxster in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jan 2017
Sep 2015

46500 mi

C $300
Top control arms. Both push rod plastic ball joints were broken. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - May 2013
Sep 2012

19000 mi

US $350
convertible top cable broke and was replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Mar 2018
Aug 2010

20460 mi

C $10000
engine failure..due to 1 cam lifter collapsing..premature wear..destroying lifter camshaft oil pumpos etc etc..still waiting for parts after 4 weeks 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2011
Dec 2009

35000 mi

US $140
Return spring/bracket on gas filler flap on fender broke. Brake light (bulb) burned out. 
Dec 2010

45000 mi

US $48
Replaced passenger side brake light. 
Aug 2011

51000 mi

US $620
Convertible top linkage failed.  Front trunk release switch failed. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Feb 2008 - Jul 2016
Jun 2008

24530 mi
Bolt holding idler pulley onto engine broke off. Belt flew off leaving car undriveable. Required roadside assistance (CPO warranty). 
Sep 2008

28399 mi
Repaired convertible top mechanism 
Nov 2010

45891 mi
Replaced rear main seal and intermediate shaft bearing cover. 
Apr 2011

47300 mi
Occasional oil smoke from exhaust upon a cold start. 
Jun 2011

49000 mi

US $300
Airbag controller had to be replaced, only a couple of days out-of-warranty. Porsche paid for part ($700), I paid labor ($300). Warning light went on about a year ago, but dealer couldn't find problem. 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2008 - Nov 2010
Jun 2008

12000 mi
ac vent (warranty item) 
Oct 2010

23000 mi
IMS failure. No warning, occured in traffic, at idle, in neutral. towed to the dealer. Porsche will pay for 100% although the car is 20 months out of warranty. the car was purchased from and maintained by the dealer doing the work. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2015
Jul 2009

50000 mi
RMS (rear main seal) - need I say more ? 
Oct 2011

73000 mi

US $700
nyet. Just fixed the oil leak with a rubber/silicone camshaft seal. 
Jun 2013

106000 mi

US $1000
Water pump broke 
Jul 2013

106700 mi

US $400
Air oil separator broke; 
Porsche Boxster in Delaware, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2011

34000 mi

US $503
Hood parts snapped 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Aug 2012
Jan 2011

53000 mi
Water Pump was making noises and required replacement. Covered by certified warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Jul 2018
Jun 2009

37000 mi
Seat belt tensioner would not release 
Oct 2009

40000 mi

US $120
Convertible top needed adjusting to close properly. 
Sep 2010

48000 mi

US $40
AC condensation drain blocked. 
May 2011

51700 mi

US $200
Convertible top needed to be adjusted. 
Nov 2013

68000 mi

US $45
Convertible top not closing properly 
Aug 2014

71000 mi

US $150
Convertible top malfunction 
Sep 2014

72000 mi

US $200
Convertible top cables realigned. 
Nov 2015

78600 mi

US $300
window switch replaced 
Jun 2017

88000 mi

US $250
pads, rotors 
Jul 2018

89000 mi

US $900
Drain plug stopped up, rain water overflowed into the car and short circuited a electronic module, causing window to lower while it was raining. Relieve valve blew 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

55000 mi

US $25
Replaced ball socket ends on convertible top push rods 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2018
Sep 2013

33000 mi
Convertible top mechanism malfunction. 
Jul 2015

45000 mi

US $30
Top connecter joints broke. Replaced by owner with aftermarket parts. 
Sep 2016

60000 mi

US $1500
Oil pan damaged 
Oct 2016

66000 mi
Car was no start, dealer changed spark plugs and found that ignition coil packs were faulty, replaced same. 
Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2018
Jan 2011

39000 mi
Broken air vent, part ordered  
Feb 2011

34000 mi
Replaced broken vent Brake pedal firm on startup, a change from baseline 
Aug 2011

35300 mi
Significant smoke on startup. I had found engine oil overfilled. Showed dealer video, was told "they all do that" and nothing is wrong, but overfilling oil could have caused worsening. Still occurs intermittently. No driveability issues. 
Oct 2016

44000 mi

US $1300
Water pump leaking 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2015

112000 mi

US $6
Replaced left headlamp bulb 
Feb 2017

122000 mi

US $20
Repair broken convertible top actuator link. Part replaced: plastic socket 
Sep 2017

124000 mi
Replaced worn-out struts 
Mar 2018

125000 mi

US $15
Replaced battery because it was 7 years old with same brand/type Interstate MTP48/H6 Replaced rear trunk lid lift support 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2018
Jan 2013

87200 mi
Door switch the keep window down till door is closed lost the cam follower that makes it function. 
May 2014

71000 mi

US $11
ABS/PSM fault, replace brake pedal switch 
Sep 2014

72000 mi

US $18
One of the ball end of the convertible top push rods broke and required replacing. Bought a part off ebay for $18 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2017
Mar 2010

38000 mi

US $75
Slight knock from left front when going over bumps. Diagnosed and replaced worn left front "Tie-Bars". 
Mar 2011

52000 mi

US $75
Replaced window regulators in both windows. Replaced front hood emergency latch servo motor. 
Oct 2011

58000 mi

US $75
Air Oil Separator failed. Replaced under extended warranty. Normal operation restored. 
Nov 2011

59000 mi

US $75
RMS as a result of previous AOS failure. Also replaced clutch, throw out bearing and IMS bearing as preventative maintenance.  Headlight switch also failed. Amount indicated paid is only for RMS and headlight switch repair. Replaced Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor. 
Jul 2012

66700 mi

US $200
Replaced Motor and Transmission Mounts 
Sep 2012

70000 mi

US $75
Replaced water pump 
Dec 2013

84000 mi

US $2600
Replaced inner and outer boots and regressed joints. Replaced tension roller Replaced drivers side visor, mirror light inoperative, visor falls down. Homelink buttons replaced, buttons broken. Gas cap replaced. Tether was broken. Rear deck (trunk lid) shock replaced, would not hold up deck. 
Sep 2015

102000 mi

US $1100
Alternator replaced and oil changed 
Dec 2016

115000 mi

US $300
Replaced door sill trunk and frunk switches. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
Apr 2009

40000 mi
Exterior A pillar trim had faded 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2009 - May 2011
Oct 2010

51200 mi

US $2006
While driving at a low speed, the engine suddenly had a rattling sound like a rock in a tin can. Intermediate shaft failure. 10 months past the warranty, Porsche provided a new engine for free, I had to pay for labor. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Sep 2016
Jul 2014

42260 mi

C $1500
Convertible rooftop push rods and cable replaced also timing was adjusted. 

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2004.5 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

Porsche in South Africa
Jan 2012 - Mar 2013
Jul 2012

30460 mi
water pump disintegration 

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