So I've been on a hiatus from racing games for practically a decade now and I'm looking to get back into them; however, I don't know where to start. The last racing games that I played and remember enjoying were Gran Turismo 4 and Leadfoot: Stadium Off-Road Racing. Something in the same vein of those 2 games would be great, i.e. car customization, cars that actually feel and drive like cars, sim-like but not too sim-like, and various types of racing (rally, track, supercar, etc.). If it helps narrow it down, I tried out the GRID 2 demo and was immediately put off of it by how arcade-like the driving felt.
Very happy with all of the Logitech mice I've owned. I have ~6 year old MX518 that still works like a champ and I'm currently using a g500 (which is what I'd recommend). They're very comfortable for those who utilize a claw/fingertip grip.