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There is some amount of personal preference and experience for what is a "lot" of rust. To some, seeing spots of rust on the rotor contact surface indicates to them that their rotors are in need of replacement. To strange old bastards such as myself, having the entire floorboard of a vehicle rusted completely through isn't that bad of a deal. Just don't drop things while driving and keep your feet on the pedals!
Modern cars are essentially rust free aside from paper thin body panels. Thick cast metal components such as control arms and hubs should take 50+ years of rust to be at the point where structural integrity comes into play, even in the rust belt.
My 1941 Ford Super Deluxe still has original leafs and hubs on all 4 corners and they are still structurally sound. Going out on a limb that 77 year old steel should have more rust damage than a 6 year old vehicle, ESPECIALLY considering the advances in metallurgy and the corrosion resistance of modern cast metals.
9 cars and 2 parking spots, this doesn't make any sense.