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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor build quality., 17 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition (Xbox One) (Accessory)
I am a dedicated Forza fan and have a full car racing seat set up for my xbox 360 (Gamepod seat / Fanatec wheels & pedals). You probably already know about the lack of compatibility with xbox 360 accessories so all I need tell here is that at the time of writing in December 2013 this was the only xbox one wheel available in the UK.

I have to say for the price I was expecting something pretty special; It's not. In the hand it feels small compared with my previous wheel or indeed any real car (7/10 scale I understand), but my main gripe is the build quality & look/finish. In a word; Cheap - It's about the same quality as the interior of my dad's 1973 Datsun 120Y (apologies to anyone under 40 who will probably have no idea what I'm talking about there) but with rough edges where the plastics meet and a generally cheap & cheerful feel - Not nice at all, with the one exception of the decent metal flappy-paddles.

The pedal set, remarkably, is worse. 2 pedals on a plastic base. No adjustability and a nasty springy travel, ugggh!

So in mild disappointment I progressed to putting it on my racing seat. That part was fine. I tested the wheel and pedals beforehand just to make sure they functioned on Forza 5, then an easy fitting. One negative though is the two pedal setup on a small plastic base has locating holes that mean it has to sit in the middle of the footwell, which feels very unnatural. The accelerator is where the brake should be in a real car, and the brake is where I would expect a clutch.

First race, off we go.... Nothing. Steering but no accelerator or brake. Blast! Reset it a few times, unplug and back in again, the usual stuff, except now I have no power at all, completely dead. Half an hour of fiddling later and still dead as a dodo so back to Amazon it's going.

Maybe it's ok as a gaming wheel, the other reviews here on Amazon before I bought it told me that it is and I've probably just been unlucky with a 'dead' set, but what I can say it's certainly not of a build quality that I would expect in a product of this price or aimed at a serious gamer market.
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Initial post: 30 Dec 2013, 22:03:35 GMT
Daz Edwards says:
return it for a refund or replacement John, Amazon's customer service is second to none.
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