What "must have" option bumped you to the next trim level?

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  1. Burby

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    For me (LT) it was the rear automatic tailgate.
     
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    I went LT due to pretty much every single option it offered over the LS. However, I didn't go LTZ because of the fact that there wasn't a must have option that it offered over a fully loaded LT.
     
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    I was going in on a used SLT but Denali engine and the feel of the leather made too much of a difference for me. Also I can't stand the open center console, it looks like a hole to dump crap in.
     
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    The HUD, Power running boards, and Adaptive Cruise Control
     
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    Adaptive cruise control and Magnetic Ride Control is why I am looking at the Denali over the SLT.
     
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    The halogen headlights on the LT are laughable in 2017, an obvious slight on an otherwise very well-equipped midlevel package. I didn't take the bait, though - I bought an LT anyway and upgraded the bulbs. It's not terrible.

    Personally, I came off of a BMW 5 series with a fancy adjustable suspension that I found to be worthless at best and annoying at worst, so I didn't want the magnetothermoplasticologicalsubstratageospatial suspension at all. People's interests certainly differ on options.
     
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    The low beam headlights are awful. Did you replace the bulbs or get the whole ballast HID kit?
     
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    That's funny, one of the things I didn't like about the Denali/LTZ was that it had the lids for the center console. I always have stuff in those areas so I didn't like the fact that I'd always have some lid that was open and in the way.
     
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    I agree, the headlights on the LT are horrible for the cost of the truck overall. Thankfully I don't do too much driving outside the city at night otherwise they would bother me a ton.
     
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    I did the simplest possible thing and replaced them with Sylvania SilverStar zXe H11 bulbs which were $34 from Amazon and took me less than 20 minutes to drop in. There are certainly more involved upgrades that may yield more dramatic results, but what I did was cheap, quick, and improved the light output enough that I don't think about it anymore.

    I'm told the Sylvania bulbs have a relatively short service life (12-18 months?), so when mine start to go I may look into one of the LED drop-ins people on this board have used. I don't think I will ever bother with the full HID retrofit.
     
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