To keep our 2004 CRV has been a consideration.
Our local family in NH and CT has 6 or 7 CRVs and even with the heavily salted rust none seem to be the worse for it. It seems the manufacturers have conquered rust. Of course our CRV has seen snow bur not too much.
I'm an anti-rust person and the underneath of the CRV is black. I even coat the exhaust system with high temp black to make me feel good.
My major concern is of course the clutch.
We have gotten rid of all our previous Hondas to young relatives who continued to drive them to end of life.
Norm and Ginny
2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16