It really depends on what you like, your driving style and how much money you got etc.
I used the Microsoft FF USB (production stopped)
then bought the Logitech Driving Force Pro (DFP) and tried it for a while.
It's a cheap and a good wheel
but now I switched back to my 7 years old MS FF wheel.
For me it's not better or worse then the DFP but I just got a better "feeling" with it.
Yeah but I think it was just to good.
I got it now for 7 years and only the soft-plastic sheathing around the wheel "gave up" everything else works as it should.
Microsoft wants to make money, that's why they stopped it (because that wheel just works for a to long time) and they also stopped updating the software for it etc. Too bad sooner or later I must change to another one :weeping:
I went with the Logitech Momo Racing Force Feedback wheel/pedal for around US$99 or less. I had been using a 10 year old Thrustmaster T1, but I was on my last replacement parts and knew it had to go. ;-)
It is certainly better than a worn T1 bungee cord, although the force feedback takes some getting used to.
Of course I am awful, and only race the AI. Having done IndyCar and Nascar from Papyrus years ago, the Momo has really been a big improvement over the old T1, and I can't imagine trying this with a mouse!
The Logitech Driving Force Pro is a very good wheel, however, if you can stand waiting a couple months, (longer actually) I'd wait fot the Logitech G25. However, that wheel costs more than twice as much as the DFP, so it's really up to how much you want to spend.
Unfortunately best & cheap don't go together. There are a few very specialist, four figure pricetag wheel & pedal sets out there, or cheap ones like the momo. I own a black momo, and having tried my mates red momo, and another mates DFP, it is the easily the worst of the three (although the DFP has other flaws).
The G25 looks to be a very good compromise between quality and price. Will buy one as soon as they let me.