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Citroën C3 Owner's Manual


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About The Citroën C3

At the turn of the century, the Citroën C3 was put on sale as a replacement for the popular Saxo model.

These cars are both classed as supermini’s due to their small size and weight, competing heavily with the Vauxhall Corsa and Renault Clio in Europe.

The owner’s manuals on this page are filled with information on how to operate and maintain your vehicle.

Basically, the more you know about your car, the more likely it will be that you’ll stay safe while driving it.

The design of the new car was based loosely on the old 2CV model that Citroen was most famous for in the 20th century.

Inside the new C3 was a range of modern features that were rare for superminis at the time such as start/stop technology and paddle-shift transmission.

It was offered with slightly larger engines than what was found in the Saxo but the car was slightly larger.

2009 saw the introduction of the second-generation model and Citroen pushed hard to make sure it excelled in fuel efficiency.

It was a huge success with sales pushing over a quarter of a million per year around that time.

Underneath this second-generation C3 was the same platform used in the Peugeot 2008 and the Vauxhall Crossland X.

You can also find the same platform used under the C3 Aircross, which is essentially a crossover SUV version of this car offering more internal space.

The most recent version of the car is the third generation that was released in 2016, the most obvious change is the optional side bumps to protect the paintwork.

This 2016 model is offered in one of 10 different trim levels that control the level of features you get with the car, such as:

  • Elle
  • Feel
  • Feel Nav Edition
  • Flair
  • Flair Nav Edition
  • Flair Plus
  • Origins
  • Shine
  • Shine Plus
  • Touch