I had a pretty similar issue with mine. You'd turn the key and nothing would happen the first or second time, but it would always start. Eventually, the car refused to start at all and we had to replace the contacts and the issue disappeared.
I had an earlier account, forgot the password, and had no access to my original email when I tried to log in. I've not had much time to post here, and most of what I've encountered with my B5s has been thoroughly covered already. This is the first issue I've encountered for which I could not find a definitive answer on the forum, even though a number of folks have experienced it, so I thought it would be worthwhile to share what I'd found.Wow, 5 B5's and you only joined in January? How do I not know you!