Thanks Turn 10 and GAME for ripping me off, bought a brand new console, game, live account. played for one night with no problems. next morning i assume i am banned as cannot access any features, no message as to why. GAME offered absolutely no support though slightly more than Turn10 who from what i gather just ignore any bad thread.
Before people ask in my time on the game all i did was play a bit of single player and some private races with friends. did not create or sell anything at all. Have just placed the whole lot on Ebay for someone else to struggle with, I'll stick to PC gaming, at least it works.