I bought my Clarity on Jan 1 from Unicars Honda in Indio, CA. I wanted the $7500 Federal rebate to apply to my 2018 taxes. The transaction went smoothly....so I thought. When I went into the finance office to sign the papers the finance guy told me there would be TWO CONTRACTS - one for Dec 31, 2017 and one for Jan 1, 2018. He said "Don't worry. The 2017 contract is for us to pad our end of year sales quota." He had me sign both and kept saying, "Don't worry. This is all legit. We do it all the time. You will get your contract as though it was purchased Jan 1, 2018." So I did get my contract which was dated 1/01/2018. I finally got my DMV registration in the mail and it stated that I bought the car Dec 2017. WTF? I asked my accountant if I can apply this towards my $7500 fed rebate 2018 taxes. NOPE! It has to be applied to my 2017 taxes. OH NO! I already have tons of deductions for 2017. That was why I specifically purchased it Jan 1, 2018. I went to the dealership and they said they made a mistake and sent in the wrong info to the DMV and there's no way they can change it. (My guess is it would probably reveal that they padded their sales quota illegally.) My accountant said if he inputs the VIN number for the $7500 credit, it will show the car was sold 2017. WTF? I basically lost the $7500. I talked to the manager and he said there was nothing they can do and I should just apply it towards 2017! OMG! So now, I am suing them in small claims court. Thankfully, I have my original contract that show I purchased 1/01/2018 and the DMV reg that show 2017. All the other paperwork they gave me showed I purchased 2017! I am so afraid of the lies this dealership is gonna tell the court so they don't have to cough up $7500. If there are any lawyers out there I could sure use some advice. Thanks everyone. I am so stressed out. I will never buy another car as long as I live.