Thanks for the info on the gear reduction starter. I was thinking my battery was just weak as I have lots of electrical accessories on my car, but now it makes sense. I'm sure the battery is part of it, but not the whole story.
While I'm here, I also noticed that for a short time after a cold start, the voltage is around 14.7-14.9 V. Normally when driving around it hovers around 14.3 V. Is this normal? Maybe due to the faster idle when cold?
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 43.4 mpg (US) ... 18.4 km/L ... 5.4 L/100 km ... 52.1 mpg (Imp)