Summary: I returned this for a replacement because one of the paddle shifters wasn't working properly other than that the short time using it seemed good and I would recommend it newegg was great to work with on replacing
Pros: very sturdy ps4 compatible great force feed back
High Hopes but so far not really living up to the hype
25 April 2014
Summary: I will revise this review as I see fit. It is 25APR14 and I am writing the initial assessment right now. Background: I've own a G25 for 7 years now and I play Sims on and off during that time frame. Recently I've got back into sim racing playing primarily Gran Prix Legends (GPL) and Live for Speed (LFS). G25 was getting dated and I felt like I should upgrade.
Summary: Shifter should be included Driver CD should be included. For $1000. you should get your choice a current racing game with it. Guess that's why I'm not in marketing LOL I do appreciate quality and don't mind paying for it but If I'm going to spend a Grand on a wheel I think there are better ones out there for less, so I'm continuing to look and research.
Pros: Appears to be an excellent setup. I'm trying to decide between this and a Logitec G27. I pretty disappointed that it does not include a shifter. At the current $779.95 price, it should be a complete package. What good is a clutch pedal if you have no shifter? Sure you can add one but it's $147.00 more making the total price $926.95. plus separate shipping. Which in my opinion move it more into the high end category, which offer many more options at that price point. N...
Cons: PRICE! . Shifter should be included Driver CD should be included.
Summary: I bought the Thrustmaster T500RS to play Gran Turismo 5 on my PS3. Now don't get me wrong, this is a fine wheel that deserves all the wonderful things most people say about it. That said, beware: Thrustmaster regularly updates the drivers for this wheel, but you can only upload them through Windows on a PC - you can't do it with a Mac.
Summary: The wheel is great -- provides great feedback and mounts easily to my racing cockpit via bolts that fit in holes on my mount. However -- for $500 I would hope for better pedals, because the pedals are really what make the difference. These pedals are nicely constructed, but provide no feel. For $50 less I was able to get the Fanatec CSR wheel and the Clubsport V2 pedals. The CSR wheel is about 90% as good as the T500RS, but the pedals are 300% better.
Great workmanship, but who's in charge of Quality Control?
23 September 2011
Summary: EDITED Sept 25th Issued RMA with Amazon at 11 PM Thursday night. Friday they shipped another one with Saturday Delivery. New unit works works great. AMAZON.COM IS AMAZING. Still waiting on UPS to pick up defective unit on Monday. I give Amazon 5 of 5, thrustmaster Quality 2 of 5, Thrustmaster 3 or 5 (they did reply to my inquiry, but just incomparable to Amazon! /EDIT Sept 5th I read a bunch of reviews before ordering the T500 RS and crossed my fingers.
Excerpt: На самом деле руль хороший, но своих денег не стоит совсем. да В GT5 он работает отменно, но в остальных играх он проявляет себя середнячком. вообще за эти деньги советовал бы брать Fanatec Porsche TURBO S - дизайн порше и немецкое качество, высококачественая кожа, дисплей, КПП,Вибрация педалей (например при АБС) и несчитанное количество приятных мелочей.. Так что не поленитесь, закажите немецкое чудо за теже деньги.
Pros: Легко купить, отлично работает с GT5, удобная баранка. довольно неплохой фидбек
Cons: цена, качество сборки. отсутствие КПП при наличии педали сцепления. сложно крепить к столу, пару раз были проблемы с подключением данных рулей на мероприятии. Занимает много места.