I'm with you on the idea of replacing an older E with a 10 or 11 model. However good luck finding one with any semblance of lower miles, at any semblance of a reasonable price. I own a 08, and my son owns an 04. I've not found anything in two years of searching meeting those criteria. I once found a 2010 with 65K, but with an firm price of $19,500.00 I just ran. That to me is an insane price for a vehicle I only paid $14,800. for new. I keep hearing rumors of a reintroduction in 2021 or 2022, though no Honda people know anything about that. I keep searching though....The only thing I would even think of replacing a 2003 Element is with a 2011 Element with the possibility of low mileage
Since it was the last year of production, maybe that works for you?