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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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1,437 976
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
1,598 929
BMW is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

3
1,526 916
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,171 676
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,200 736
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
783 519
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
PabloMartinez added Aston Martin

7
738 612
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Rolls-Royce

8
1,032 844
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
635 527
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Maserati

10
682 492
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Bugatti

11
841 613
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
735 684
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
760 731
Ford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
574 636
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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15
605 502
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
509 285
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
788 695
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
471 322
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added McLaren Automotive

19
521 545
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
557 546
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
581 649
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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22
450 408
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Koenigsegg

23
564 486
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

24
547 583
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
425 412
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
452 168
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
David Evans added Lamborghini

27
414 465
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

28
385 311
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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347 148
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Ferrari

30
275 370
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Lotus Cars

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366 491
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
274 461
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
yaypaul added Mitsubishi

33
241 427
GMC is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

34
236 459
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
234 203
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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36
194 502
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

37
206 532
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

38
202 236
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Volkswagen

39
221 345
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
AbdullahHaris added Hyundai

40
207 434
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

41
136 339
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Saab Automobile AB

42
170 304
Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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43
176 499
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
117 366
TVR is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
TVR

45
165 416
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
142 392
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Skoda Auto Slovakia

47
89 182
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Peterbilt

48
98 268
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Triumph

49
139 335
Plymouth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Plymouth The most famous model is the Superbird

50
117 297
Peugeot is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked