I had a manual ES300 back in the day. It was fun to drive, but the stick shift really hurt the resale value for the reason you mention. The IS-F is in a bit of a different category though - granny probably won't be buying one to run to the grocery store in (unless she's The Little Old Lady from Pasadena!).In my opinion, a manual shifter has no place in a Luxury sports sedan.
agreed! good luck with your purchaseI'm actually getting a used F cause of that sweet 8spd automatic. Coming from modded cars with stage 3-4 clutches, those things were a bitch in heavy traffic. When I test drove the F I knew I could easily give up manual for this.
If I get the urge to shift manually, I get on my bike and rip through the gears