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Intermitent trouble starting 2001 jetta

My 2001 plain jane, automatic, jetta has had trouble starting. The engine doesnt turn over at first, I never give it gas while starting the car. When it finally sputters on the engine will rev up for the first mile or so. Plus when the car finally DOES turn on the whole inside of the car smells like gas. It did this once a month or so ago...its doing this more often over the past 2 weeks.
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