Jalopnik contributor Ben Mauceri seriously digs his Mazda RX-8. (Don't snicker, you trogs.) He can't hear the criticisms lodged against his beloved (e.g., slow, poor mileage) over the roar of love; he knows his 8 is a misunderstood sports car with benefits, and anybody who doesn't think so is merely uninitiated. And he's embarked on a series of articles on Triplezoom.com chronicling life with the RX-8 to prove it. In the first installment, he points out that the car speaks to him in a way that's not necessarily obvious from its spec sheet. We're listening, Ben.