So, remember last time, when I told you the starter motor was buried at the back of my engine...
Werl, I was wrong.
Yes, I feel like a complete tool. Turns out it was right at the front and my mechanic gave me a vague description of where to find it. Also shows I don't know weird modern french cars.
Happy I didn't rip the exhaust off trying to get to it. Phew.
P.s. still doesn't change what I had to say about planned obsolescence though.