Cheaper in the short term maybe (if you have truck/trailer/tools/etc already) but not cheaper in the long run. You go off track & into the wall using that sim rig & all you gotta do is hit the “Reset” button…. Can’t do that on a real car haha.
A good way to get the Perfect setup if you have the resources is to build one yourself, depending on what you already have & what you plan on building it with (and what kind of stores you have in your area) you can get a better setup (screen/wheel/pedal/seat position as well as seat comfort, portability & additions) for cheaper.
I’ve always said that if I ever get enough money I’m gonna build me a rig that looks along the lines of some of the old Triple Screen Arcade Cabinets (well probaly two rigs, 1 for consoles & 1 for PC).
That’s still a long way off though unless I win the lottery l0l.