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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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1,937 1,321
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
2,121 1,271
BMW is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
2,010 1,206
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,569 910
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,582 989
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,097 727
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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7
1,059 819
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8
1,443 1,130
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
936 689
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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10
844 759
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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11
987 902
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
1,116 867
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
778 442
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
846 638
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
1,088 875
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
745 841
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
1,030 969
Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
684 453
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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19
773 735
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
698 715
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
694 263
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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22
640 530
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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23
803 849
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

24
769 629
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
710 735
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
594 528
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
552 244
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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28
531 450
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
558 622
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
388 501
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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31
506 642
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
372 331
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

33
359 621
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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328 590
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
323 616
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

36
330 365
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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37
133 101
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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38
169 166
Acura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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39
265 667
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

40
320 488
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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41
256 413
Mini is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
285 566
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
262 684
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
185 456
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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45
218 619
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
164 469
TVR is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

47
212 547
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

48
186 514
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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49
145 374
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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50
130 294
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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