My 2001 A3 1.8 T Sport has just developed a noise which is apparently from the starter motor according to the man at Audi this morning. After the car has started the noise happens for about 1/2 a second as the starter motor is slowing down. The man at Audi said that it is common for the starter motor on the 1.8 engines to do this and the only way to cure it is to fit a new one (£215 fitted at Audi). Has any one else had the same issue? Cheers.