Originally Posted by FormulaMMM
I believe it. What I'm trying to say is that perhaps there would be even more accounts of the noise if most started the car with the driver's door open, windows open.
In Mike's video above it's audible, but probably wouldn't be noticed inside the cabin all closed up. More often than not my cold start resembles what's heard in Mike's video, and not the particularly loud grind in the video I posted.
I'll try and get a video in-cabin, to further add to the Mike et al videos on the threads. This should give others a general idea of what to listen for.