On the face of it, this might seem a silly ""˜post' but I really am uncertain about the Stop/Start technology in my new Sportage. No problems with it working, it works exactly as described and, in the long term, should cut fuel consumption by up to 12%. My concern is the wear and tear on the whole ""˜starter motor system' motor gear and engine flywheel. I would think that should the starter motor wear out after 5 years ( equivalent to at least 10 years normal engine starting) then Kia would probably class this as ""˜the wearing out of a normal service item' and not replace it under warranty. This could be an even more expensive repair if the flywheel gearing is also worn. Basically, I cannot see how the starter motor will last unless it is specifically designed and specially engineered to withstand such increased use.Am I being overly pessimistic? Any techno's out there who can reassure me about either the Kia engineering or warranty?Anyone any experience of the longevity of such systems? Thanks!