ugh, this car is just falling apart now
her car has been getting harder and harder to start in the mornings...
and when it does fire it comes on like a diesel at first... a big clunk as it finally turns over.
The list of possible suspects is long (fuel pump, temp sensor, MAF, DIC, CPS). Might try turning the ignition on an wait a few seconds before starting. Pump could be weak and need to prime first. My Aero on 2 occasions did not start right away. Ever since waiting a few seconds with ignition on it has not done it since, in over 12K miles.
If it runs fine when started I would rule out MAF and possibly DIC. My guess is fuel pump or CPS.