Celebrating 50 Years of PDH Motor Group

Nestled in the heart of Sussex in Hassocks, close to Brighton, PDH Cars stands proud as an independent used car dealership. Our legacy is rooted in teamwork, with every member playing an integral role in crafting our story of success. Our mission is simple: deliver an unparalleled customer experience, every single time. With a team that boasts vast experience, enthusiasm, and expertise, we’re committed to ensuring that each interaction is memorable and exceeds expectations.

At PDH, we believe that exceptional customer service isn’t just an objective; it’s a promise. This promise is built on a foundation of attracting, motivating, and retaining outstanding team members, and equipping them with the best training. We aim to make buying and selling your car as straightforward and pleasant as possible.

Established in 1973, PDH started its journey with three prominent garages in Brighton – Patcham, Downsway, and Highcroft. Fast forward to today, we’ve blossomed into one of Sussex’s most notable car dealerships, boasting an inventory of over 200 premium vehicles. And while we aim to set the gold standard for dealerships in Sussex, our heart remains firmly anchored in our familial values and culture.


PDH Motor Group Opens

Patcham, Downsway and Highcroft sites are opened, with Patcham and Downsway beginning with just a workshop and forecourt, and Highcroft selling cars.


Downlands Site Opens

In March 1974 our Downlands site opened, selling our beloved Fiat vehicles alongside the workshop and forecourt.


PDH Hassocks Opens!

Our current home, our Hassocks showroom opened in November 1976 and still stands strong today. We’re still here, 50 years later, a family-run business providing warm and friendly service to local drivers across Sussex with our four core brands: Fiat, Abarth, Jeep and Alfa Romeo.


Bognor Regis Site Opens

The Bognor Regis dealership, petrol station and garage were acquired by PDH Motor Group alongside our current Hassocks showroom!


Robin Hood Forecourt Opens

Robin Hood was our first petrol station to offer drivers those all-important pit-stop snacks! Selling confectionery, sandwiches and cigarettes.


North Road Site Opens

1978 marked our eighth and final site of the seventies to open. What a decade! Located on North Road in Brighton this site sold cars as well as having a forecourt and servicing centre. In 1981 the workshop was sadly gutted by a fire, and a few years later, in 1985, the site was transferred over to Lewes Road.


Lancing Manor Petrol Station Opens

Lancing Manor Filling Station opened as a new site for PDH in 1980 and remained in operation until July of 1994. It’s also where our director Duncan started his first job at 16!


Old Shoreham Road Dealership & Petrol Station Opens


Lewes Road Dealership & Petrol Station Opens


Pyecombe Petrol Station & Gyratory Petrol Station & Car Wash

Pyecombe, pictured here, and Gyratory Petrol Station and Car Wash were both opened in 1991 and ran under PDH’s management throughout the nineties.

2005 – 2017

Findon Valley Dealership & Workshop

Many of you may remember our Findon Valley dealership in Worthing, as it was the last of the other PDH Motor Group sites to close in 2017.


Worthing Motor Show

We have enjoyed meeting drivers at many motor shows over the years. Here we are at Worthing Motor Show, held in Steyne Gardens in 2006, showing off some of our favourite Fiat cars.


40 Years Of PDH Motor Group

In November 2012 we celebrated 40 years of PDH. Later in this decade we also decided to focus on making Hassocks the best dealership in Sussex, with our final location in Worthing closing in 2017.


It’s Our 50th!

April 2023 marked our 50th Anniversary since PDH Motor Group first opened!


Entering 50 With A New Website

We’re celebrating half a decade in business with a new website, upgraded to make your journey to buying a new car even smoother and more enjoyable than ever.


A New Chapter For PDH

As of October 2023, we are excited to start business as an independent used car dealership and Servicing specialist.

For our old Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Jeep customers – don’t worry, our specialist team will still be around to look after your car! We’re excited to share more about this next step on our journey, so stay tuned to find out.

A New Chapter For PDH Motor Group

For many years, we represented Fiat as a new car dealership and aftercare specialist. You may also know us from having bought a brilliant new Jeep, Alfa Romeo or Abarth vehicle at PDH in recent years. From 2023, we are taking a different road, as we embark on a new journey as an independent used car dealership. We will remain Fiat, Abarth, Jeep and Alfa specialists, drawing on our experience working with these brands over the years and applying it to Servicing, Repairs and Used Car sales.

Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about this transition, or take a look at our FAQs and Support page.