So I've checked some threads on this problem and don't have a clear answer, so I have to ask again. My car is occassionally having hard starts and take 3 seconds to crank before it starts at times. I'm not sure if it's the engine being cold or because I haven't driven it in a few days. Other times it will start in less than a second. Is this normal, or is there an underlying issue...read things about the fuel pump. My car has 3200miles, 6MT, sport. Can it be the battery or the starter or is it normal?