Some models of beetle for that generation used the same springs as the jetta mark 3 which are longer. I don't remember which trim of beetle I pulled mine from, but that is why I posted the photos of the color code on the springs in my original writeup. I am still riding on the VW springs in the rear with no issues other than hating the front factory setup.
I am looking forward to adding a hitch this fall to see how it will work for towing a small teardrop trailer at around 1000 lbs.
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)