It is due for a plug change at 105K. Use Denso or NGK Iridium.
I would check fuel pressure and change the fuel filter.
Cars built since the mid to early 80's have been designed to run on 10% ethanol, and while it does not contain the energy gasoline does, it should not cause starting problems.
Ask Toyota to start a new Corolla (with 10% ethanol) and see if it is hard to start, if not, then so much for their theory.
Friday, October 31st, 2008 AT 8:14 AM