It may look as a nasty answer to a real problem @gnu , but I hadn't actually any other choice with incompatible pads.Yes, hopefully it is repaired.
Thank you mate for your kind thoughts.I agree about unnecessary technology. If you look after your car properly you don’t need it, unfortunately many don’t! The tyre pressure warning seems a real problem on some later cars.
No abs or airbag? Be careful in the wet, and don’t crash into a tree...
I managed to survive owning an R8 Rover for 10 years, so I think you’ll be ok!