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List Rules Your favorite car manufacturers of all time, whether or not they're still in business.

Since the inception of the automobile over 100 years ago, the car manufacturing industry has been one of the most competitive businesses in modern history. With so many models and body types to choose from, car manufacturers need to combine a sleek model with fuel efficiency, safety and affordability in order to attract potential customers to buy their cars. Over the past few years, car manufacturers have done their best to combine these elements in order to match customer's wants and sensibilities. With hybrid cars becoming more mainstream, manufacturers are creating new models to catch up to the demand.

Some of the best car manufacturers are the most expensive. Making a high-demand vehicle is something that many manufacturers strive to do and sports cars like Porsche and Ferrari are always mentioned as the best cars due to the look of their cars and how fast they can go. Popular brands that have a variety body types are Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, BMW, Nissan and Honda to name a few.

Vote up the car manufacturer and best car makers that you think are the best. There is no right or wrong answer to why you think a particular car maker is better than the other; it's up to you to decide. From the top car company to the top car makers, they're all here on this car makers list, for car shoppers to peruse and vote on.
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Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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816 524
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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864 562
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

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665 376
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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666 427
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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391 251
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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343 228
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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366 324
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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597 493
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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451 393
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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359 279
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Bugatti

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455 357
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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289 265
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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414 440
Ford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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346 311
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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317 372
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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481 458
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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245 160
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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214 108
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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312 409
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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211 218
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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345 383
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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330 296
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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168 42
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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234 247
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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187 144
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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237 272
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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146 199
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Lotus Cars

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103 32
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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195 321
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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145 253
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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62 42
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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129 266
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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64 54
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Volkswagen

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124 310
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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89 151
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
AbdullahHaris added Hyundai

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114 255
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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115 256
GMC is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

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30 38
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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102 310
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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9 10
Datsun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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14 23
Cord Automobile is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Cord Automobile

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115 316
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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61 158
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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99 250
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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68 145
Mini is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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77 219
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Skoda Auto Slovakia

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7 25
Vincent Motorcycles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Vincent Motorcycles

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5 20
Edsel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Edsel