Congratulations on picking up your new car today! We don't have tint on any of our cars, but there are many here in the desert who do. From personal observation and reports from friends, the one thing that can be said is "You get what you pay for." Either because of poor DIY application technique or material quality, the low-cost ones seem to turn into a waffle pattern of bubbles or dull areas within a couple years. To make matters worse, the adhesive on less expensive tints can become "crispy" and be difficult to remove without damaging surface-mounted window heater elements. The professionally-applied materials survive upwards of ten years.
2011 Glacier Pearl SL QC
Manf: 8/11 Delivered: 9/9/11
58,900 miles 10/09/15; New 2015 Bat 6/00/15, 55558; 66.14AHr
1BC 6/22/13@28310; 2BC 3/23/14@39750; 3BC 9/30/14@46,292; 4CB 6/12/15@55175, 170-185 G; 43.27AHr
PV: 7.2kW, ~13,500 kWh/yr since 3/06