It's a shame. Everything else in the game -- graphics, sounds, gameplay options, the cars and AI (the enemy cars race like lunatics, which makes the game very challenging) -- point toward this being a great racer. But sadly, the flawed handling takes the edge off the enjoyment and as a result it's good, but not great. Had Test Drive 4 been more polished and better refined in the handling department, it would have been close to getting a 9. As it stands, it misses out on an 8 by a whisker.