Doesn’t anyone use Rain-X anymore? Castrol also makes a Rain-X variant that can be applied just before it rains and it too works great.
In my experience with these cars, the VW wiper assembly is the predominant set up if these cars. How do the wiper arms attach to their axles?
It has also been my experience to just live with cutting down the VW blades. I have a Craftsman Accu-Cut, a lethal tool if I must say. It’s like a Guillotine mounted in a pair of high levered pliers. It does a great job.