Nice find. After shipping and if I chose to turn my mirage springs in as cores I am sure they would be close to what I paid if not more. I also liked the idea of having them the same day and being able to measure them. Attached is a picture of the Mirage factory spring measuring 12.5" next to a 2002 VW Jetta spring measuring 13.75".
The 1998 Beetle springs are 12.5" tall. I will try to get some measurements for shocks while I am at the dealership tomorrow for my first oil change. I am planning on sourcing an affordable off the shelf shock with heavier dampening that will be a direct replacement for the poorly performing stock setup.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 38.6 mpg (US) ... 16.4 km/L ... 6.1 L/100 km ... 46.4 mpg (Imp)