On the night of 4/12/14, I was hit by a drunk driver and my 2014 Mazda6 i Touring was a total loss. The impact of a Ford F250 going 45mph+ plowing into the passenger side of my Mazda6 caused a shocking amount of damage. But the only injuries I had were minor bruises and contact burns caused by the seatbelt and side-impact and curtain airbags!On 02/04/2014, I leased a 2014 Mazda6 i Touring, Blue Reflex w/ Black, Touring Pkg + dealer-installed Rear Lip Spoiler and Fog Lights. After more than four hours of haggling and debating whether to purchase or lease, I leased it for $1,278 due at signing (included 1st pymt) and $278/month for 36-months with 12k miles/year. A $1000 Owner Loyalty Incentive was included because I have a 2006 Mazda3 (which the Mazda6 is replacing) and a 2012 CX-9 GT.
After seeing first hand how the car performs in a severe collision, there was no question that I would be replacing it with another Mazda6! I got the same color (Blue Reflex with Black interior), but I decided to purchase rather than lease this time. I also upgraded to a 2014 Mazda6 i Grand Touring (from my previous Touring w/ Tech Pkg). My Grand Touring had a sticker price of $30,290 (no options) and after two weeks of haggling, I got it for $26,500. I also got 0.9% ARP financing for 60 months. I thought my Touring was almost perfect, but I love my new Grand Touring even more.