Product Type: Logitech game controllers
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Great Steering Wheel, But Somewhat Unreliable
Logitech Driving Force GT
Member Name: JJ2010JAYJAY
Logitech Driving Force GT
Advantages: Great Force Feedback, Auto Calibrating Wheel, Reasonable Price, Very Realistic
Disadvantages: Hard To Store, Unreliable, Sometimes Force Feedback Can Be Too Strong
I bought this steering wheel for my PlayStation 3 to play Gran Turismo 5 at the beginning of 2011. It cost me £80 from Game which is more expensive than other competitiors, but it won me over with its force feedback and 900 degree rotation. It is cheaper than the G27 and G25 steering wheel, but it doesn't have a clutch or 6 gears.
~What's in the box/Setting up~
The box itself if relatively large, and the only problem I found with it is storing it somewhere. Inside the box, it comes with the steering wheel, pedals, and a plug to plug it into the mains. Something I dislike about this steering wheel is the fact that you have so many wires. The steering wheel plugs into the PlayStation, the pedals plug into the steering wheel, and the plug plugs into the mains and the steering wheel. On the steering wheel, it has two parts that come out of the bottom and clip onto a table. You the twist the top and it tightens up the clips so the wheel doesn't come off of the table. Sometimes the clips are hard to tighten up because the bit you twist is quite small.
Once you've finally managed to set it up, it is pretty good. It has all the buttons on the steering wheel that you would have on a controller. It also has sequential gears and flappy paddles when driving in manual mode on a game. I love the fact that the steering wheel rotates 900 degrees because it gives you lots of control over the car you are driving. The pedals consist of a brake and accelerator, and like I said, doesn't have a clutch. It isn't the most professional steering wheel, but for only £80, what would you expect?
The force feedback is a great feature and it works really well. You can feel if the car is sliding or if you are off road by how the steering wheel responds. I find this quite realistic, but sometimes the force feedback can be very strong and occasionally gets annoying. The pedals are very precise and the sequential gears and paddles are very quick to respond. The only slight problem with the pedals is that when you first plug them in, I often find I have to kind of pump the brake and accelerator to make them work properly, but it only takes a couple of seconds. When you turn on the PlayStation, the steering wheel automatically does its 900 degree cycle to calibrate itself. This is very handy as my previous steering wheel got more and more uncalibrated over the years.
Within about 4 months of having this steering wheel, it started pressing buttons all by itself, so much so that I had no control over anything. I was very annoyed that I had looked after it well, and after only 4 months it packed up. I took it back to Game and they replaced it about a week after. Since then, I don't use the steering wheel quite as much, but it seems to work fine now. I am still worried that it may break again though.
Overall, I would recommend this steering wheel, but I will say again that I feel it is a bit unreliable due to the problems I have encountered.
Summary: A Realistic, But Unreliable Steering Wheel