For some reason my better half drive an '08 Beetle and loves it to death. To me it is the unmanlyist ( I know this is not a word, but the best description I could come up with)car in the world, but it isn't bad for a little Car. Anyway, one of the little strut bearings was frozen and causing the print to bind and ping when turning. Car has 141k on the odo and I figured there isn't any point in replacing just the bearing with those miles. As I'm sitting there drooling over all of the great performance suspension options there are for these German cars I was actually considering buying one just to gain access lol Unfortunately having a car that rides on rails is not her MO and she prefers a smooth,quiet,easy ride. Oh and I almost forgot. She is cheap when it comes to things that are low on her list of interests. That's when I came across these Sensen sruts and shocks. When it comes to my own vehicles I usually go for top of the line parts and stray from low cost Chinese options. I did some web searching though and fine these to actually be pretty highly recommended. So after showing her the options and prices, she naturally chose the Sensen parts. I ordered a pair of front struts and rear shocks from a place called APX Auto parts on evay. Not a plug, but the shipped super fast and professionally. Total cost for all four corners was $112. Spent anot $25 for a set of front mounts,bearings, and nuts for pm Meyle. ( this of course was my original problem with the the vehicle. Total investment of $137. Not bad at all when compared to the competition. First thoughts when I opened them is that they appear to be of good quality. Powder coated silver and come with a lifetime warranty. Acordint to their website they use a twin tube design like some of the others, as well ad NOK Japan seals which sounds nice. No surprises during installation. Everything fit like it is supposed to. Comapring the old parts to the new I could see the heat stress marks on the shafts, and the definitely did not have the return rate when compressed compared to the new ones. 151k miles of driving on the moon (AKA Michigan roads) puts suspension parts through some torture. I've put a decent amount of miles on these for the short time they have been installed and so far so good. Restored some of the tightness and rebound which had been missing with the worn Sachs OEM units. Time will tell how they hold up, but many people have put thousands upon thousands of moles with these with good results. I give these my stamp of approval. If they last another 100k I will be more than happy. So if you are looking for some good dampers on a budget, I would definitely look into the Sensen offerings while doing your shopping.