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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 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.

Project RX-8 [Triplezoom]

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