Going to a wheel is a commitment of funds and time. Be sure you are willing to stick to it. Also, consider whether you'll be playing other racing games.
Want to just test the waters, easy call is a G29 and build your own stand (or buy one). A more affordable option that allows room to upgrade your equipment down the road.
Well said and absolutely true. If you want simple plug and play with decent performance, the G29 is far and away the best option. Once you start going up the ladder to better performing wheel and pedal sets, you will not only need to spend more $$$, but you will also need to invest more time setting everything up and tuning it to your preferences.