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

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930 649
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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1,086 678
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

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817 484
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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840 525
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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506 339
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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478 422
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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723 607
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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423 333
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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532 497
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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584 435
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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456 359
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Bugatti

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406 453
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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513 538
Ford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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574 531
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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375 393
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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425 372
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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369 368
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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320 212
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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385 489
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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284 280
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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293 165
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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383 369
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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395 453
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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249 78
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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289 301
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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279 336
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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242 198
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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164 69
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Ferrari

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172 259
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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237 373
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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178 316
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
yaypaul added Mitsubishi

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155 326
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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108 98
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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140 311
GMC is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

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95 109
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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136 207
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
AbdullahHaris added Hyundai

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142 380
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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122 368
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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81 206
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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130 315
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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130 365
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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42 83
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Peterbilt

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98 263
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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92 187
Mini is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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111 298
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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27 65
Cord Automobile is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Cord Automobile

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66 170
Peugeot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
julian-matthias added Peugeot

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60 171
Opel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
julian-matthias added Opel

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17 56
Datsun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Datsun