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People and Simbin will say the advantage is that you only pay for what you want but generally speaking most sim fans are going to be interested in a lot of the content, if not all of it.
Exactly, it's a false economy, but it sucks you in because you think 'well, it's free'. Then you think 'well, that car is like $1'. Then you see that you have to add $5, but there aren't any other cars under $4, so you think 'well, I might as well add $10 because I've enjoyed what I've seen so far', then you buy more cars but have $4 left over, so you add another $5 so you can buy one more $9 car. I'm not saying that's how it is with Simraceway (in case Bazz, GTPorsche or GT Ace are reading this!) but that's generally how free to play games operate, I think Simraceway is the exception in that it offers a lot of cheap cars but also the super expensive ones.
I'm kind of hoping GTR3 is just a reasonably priced way to buy all of the content in R3E in one go, but that's highly unlikely really, isn't it? Free to play racing sims worry me because they do make a lot of sense for the developer, but if everyone's doing it... No thanks. Especially if they have their exclusive licenses so even if you do only buy a handful of cars for each, you'll still have to buy the same tracks over and over (that is, if they all charge for tracks, unlike Simraceway).
Still, I'm willing and interested to give it a go but as Jav says I think I can only really have room for one free to play sim... And unfortunately this might win out over Simraceway, thus potentially making the $60 I've spent on that wasted. Or maybe my desire to keep on going in Simraceway means this will fall by the wayside. Especially if you have to pay for new modes as well as everything else!