Car is my mom's 1994 Quest with 105k miles. I'm pretty sure it's not the starter, because I know how that sounds when it's going. It takes a little longer than usual to start. It'll stutter or choke for a few seconds while trying to start, then it sounds like it's started so you release the key. After releasing the key/ignition from the start position, it'll sound like it's about to die, but it'll start up again. Sometimes it'll completely die on the first try, but the second time around it'll start up much easier without problems. So is it spark plugs? Fuel/air not getting to the engine?