To be fair, the RI dealer requirement is the second bullet point under "Applicant & Vehicle Requirements" on the "Terms & Conditions" document. That section is toward the end of the document, but its print is no more fine than anything else. Also, you could have gotten the car you wanted via a dealer swap to a RI dealer and it would have been eligible. (That's how I got mine, and it was accepted.) Thus, I doubt if you'll have much luck extracting the rebate -- but good luck in your effort.