Alright I retract my earlier bitch about the driving. It is actually fairly decent in this game. It was my controller that was goofy and making me fight it while driving. Just got it replaced and now I have no problem driving, well except for the stupid other drivers that turn and move so damn erratically.
I stick with my comments on the character control not being very good though. Can still be a giant pain in the ass when you are trying for small area movement and especially while chasing suspects.
Another bitch I'd like to add though is regarding the side missions. Why do you have to always kill the people? It would be nice if you had the option to apprehend them alive. Just seems like the only option is to just shoot them. I've stopped bothering to chase them down now and just blast away at the first chance I get.