I own and IS-F but not afraid to say that the only thing the IS-F will outdo the new GT on is 2 extra doors. The rest will be advantage to Ford. Styling is in the eye of the beholder of course.
We have not sold 1 base IS-F. I remember a dealer who brought in a bare bones 08' in 08' that sat and sat and sat, even through the trunk money they offered it still sat. I'm not sure what happened to it. I guess if you were going to make a full blown dedicated track car out of it, it might be worth having. I did check the local region recently to see if they are any base F's and found none. You can order one without the typically desired equipment, but it may become a pink elephant down the road.I gotcha now.
I have not heard of anyone ordering a base model before. Like I said before, I've only seen the one on Ebay.
Doug...do you have any experience with this?