Download Free Citroen C3 Exclusive manual hatch.pdf The Citroen C3 five-door hatchback is a new entry into the crowded small car segment, and one that comes with a big reputation from overseas. The C3 has won car-of-the-year awards in Europe and was even voted the “world’s most beautiful small car”. In Australia, the C3’s pricing puts it at the upper end of the small car segment where it competes with recent new (and well regarded) arrivals such as the Honda Jazz, Mazda2 and Renault Clio.

Two versions of the C3 are available, the SX and the Exclusive. Both are powered by a 1.4 litre single overhead camshaft engine that produces a fairly meagre 57 kW. Buyers have the choice of five-speed manual or four speed automatic transmission. Later this year, a more powerful (82 kW) 1.6 litre version of the C3 will arrive, with the option of a five-speed sequential automatic gearbox. Prices for the current C3 models start at $19,990 for an SX, with an Exclusive manual costing $20,990. Automatic is only available in the Exclusive and its price is $22,990.

The C3 is well specified in the areas of safety, security and convenience. Safety equipment includes four airbags (dual front and front side), pyrotechnic front seat belt pretensioners and force limiters, three-point belts in all seating positions and automatic fuel shut-off when any of the airbags are deployed. Also adding to the C3’s safety are its superior roadholding and handling characteristics, its reportedly very strong body structure and the raised seating positions that allow for clear vision. The Exclusive models further enhance the safety equation by including anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, rain sensing windscreen wipers and front fog lights. Both models come standard with air conditioning (climate control on the Exclusive), power front windows, electric power steering, a six-speaker sound system with CD player, power exterior mirrors, remote central locking, a “chilled” glovebox, split fold rear seat, height and reach adjustable steering wheel, and height adjustable headlights.