I came back to this and to my utter disgust, this game is a heap of garbage. The handling is all fucked up. I've probably spent an hour trying to get a good config for my Logitech DFP so it doesn't feel all drifty. I have a Stage 1 Civic SI and behaves more like a real wheel drive car. The AI is so damn garbage, constantly making stupid mistakes, crashing in a big pack in the very first corner of EVERY track and the invitational races are damn near impossible thanks to the rubberband AI.