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We’re a family-owned business, operating from the heart of East Sussex since 2004. Our aim is simple; to make acquiring your next vehicle as hassle-free as possible.  Our team of dedicated staff, have over 25 years of industry knowledge and undergo continuous training to ensure they are up-to-date on changing legislation and best practices. As a company authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, you can be assured that your interests sit at the top of our priorities and that we will go the extra mile to get things right.

The range of vehicles we are able to supply go from private and business cars to every type of panel vans, tippers, Luton vans, and double cabs to refrigerated vehicles and bi-fuel conversions. Put together a brief specification of what you want, send it through to us and we’ll do the rest.




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Simon Thompson

UBT Account Manager

Standing at 6’7 I am considered a giant in the leasing world! I have recently returned to the industry and with over 15 years of motor industry experience, I feel am well positioned to listen to the needs of the customer and make informed and unbiased recommendations. My belief is that It is not just about selling a vehicle more about making sure you have the correct one for your needs so that you come back time and again.

Tel: 01825 701197


Dave Rainer

Managing Director

I have been with Crusader since the beginning and have loved every minute (almost!). My role involves putting together the deals you see and saving customers money as well as looking after the good old, day-to-day stuff! I love any sports, anything with wheels, snowboarding, and spending time with my family! (not in that order, of course!)

Tel: 01825 701197




Adam Smith

UBT Account Manager

Joined Crusader Vehicles in August 2022 looking for a new challenge. With over 11 years experience in the Leisure Motor Industry, from Workshop Technician, through to Senior Sale Manager, I pride myself on customer service, attention to detail and building a strong relationship with all my customers and colleges. I enjoy mountain biking, football and spending time with the family.

Tel: 01825 701180





Ashley Kidd

Account Manager – Cars

As a keen petrol head and with over 10 years in the motor finance industry, I have the knowledge and experience to support you in finding your next car with the right finance package.  My free time is usually spent relaxing on a fishing bank or watching my local football team play.

Tel: 01825 701182




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All prices are plus VAT unless otherwise stated. E & O.E. Crusader Vans is a trading style of Crusader Vehicles Limited, registered in England & Wales. Crusader Vehicles Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer credit activities ( Firm Reference Number 631262) and an Appointed Representative of AutoProtect (MBI) Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for Insurance Mediation (Firm Reference Number 312143). You can check this on the FCA Register by visiting the www.fca.org.uk or by contacting the FCA direct on 0300 500 8082. Crusader Vehicles Ltd is a Credit Broker, not a Lender and we will introduce you to a set panel of lenders. We may receive a commission payment for doing so. Data Protection License Number: Z2007710 | Company Number: 06203641 | VAT Number: 929 9924 56 | BVRLA: 1920 | Some types of finance may be subject to excess mileage and damage charges - please check for more details.