Thought for sure my brake pads (fronts at least) needed to be changed, but I just removed the front passenger side pad (and this is the first time I ever done this before to any car) and thought... "this doesn't look too bad". I measured the complete thickness (pad + the metal slab the pad is connected to) and it's 0.555". Hard to measure exactly the thickness of just the pad using a caliper, but it looks about 0.33". These are the original pads on my 2001 and she's got about 48000kms (29000miles). Here's a pic:
If this pad is okay, I just reassemble everything? No need to compress the piston using the c-clamp?