I have a question about driving simulators. I play two franchises regularly; Dirt and Forza. I like them both for very different reasons. Forza is much more technical. On higher difficulties you need to drive precisely, accurately, and not make mistakes. Dirt is crazier. It's all about controlling power slides, feathering the gas and brakes, and being gutsy with your driving. Where Dirt is much better then Forza is the tactile feeling of the cars on the road especially the rally cars. It's the mix of the rumble in the controller (I don't use a wheel I use the regular controller) to the camera shake and feeling of the driving. Forza is pretty tactile in a lot of ways but, for the majority of the cars, it feels like the car is floating over the road rather then driving on it. It could be due to the fact that I drive through the cockpit view but, regardless, it is one of the biggest drawbacks with that game.
What I want to know is are there road-based (not rally-based like Dirt) driving simulators that give the same tactile sense of driving like Dirt with the precision of Forza? I've never played Gran Tourismo. Is there still a sense of 'floating' along the road in the Gran Tourismo games as there is in Forza? I've tried to watch videos of that game and I can't tell (though the experience seems similar to Forza in this respect). Are there other simulators that I'm not thinking about?