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The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked  

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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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Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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Ferrari is a make of automobile produced by Ferrari S.p.A..
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Pagani is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Pagani Automobili S.p.A. is an Italian manufacturer of sports cars and carbon fibre. The company was founded in 1992 by the Argentinian Horacio Pagani, and is based in San Cesario sul Panaro, ...more
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Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Cadillac, formally the Cadillac Motor Car Division, is a division of U.S.-based General Motors that markets luxury vehicles worldwide. Its primary markets are the United States, Canada, and ...more
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Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Land Rover is a brand of the British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, which specialises in four-wheel-drive vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover, with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry, was ...more
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Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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Lotus Cars is a British manufacturer of sports and racing cars, famous for its Esprit, Elan, Europa and Elise sports cars and for the highly successful Team Lotus in Formula 1. Lotus Cars is ...more
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Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Jeep is a brand of American automobiles that is a division of FCA US LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The former Chrysler Corporation acquired the Jeep brand, along ...more
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Mazda Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Mazda Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
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Dodge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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Dodge is an American brand of automobiles, minivans, and sport utility vehicles manufactured by FCA US LLC, based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Dodge vehicles presently include the lower-priced ...more
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GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC, formally the GMC Division of General Motors LLC, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors that primarily focuses on trucks and utility vehicles. GMC ...more
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Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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The Mitsubishi Group is a group of autonomous Japanese multinational companies covering a range of businesses which share the Mitsubishi brand, trademark, and legacy. The Mitsubishi group of ...more
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Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
The Lincoln Motor Company is a division of the Ford Motor Company that sells luxury vehicles under the Lincoln brand. While currently sold primarily in North America and the Middle East, Ford ...more
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Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Pontiac was an American automobile brand established in 1926 as a companion make for General Motors' Oakland. Quickly overtaking its parent in popularity, it supplanted the Oakland brand ...more
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Acura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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a japanese car brand that started in 1986  

Acura is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Honda. The brand was launched in the United States and Canada in March 1986, marketing luxury, performance, and high-performance ...more
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Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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Hyundai is make of automobile produced by Hyundai Group.
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Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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Saab Automobile AB is a Swedish premium car manufacturer. It was formed in 1945 when Saab AB began a project to design a small automobile. The first production model, the Saab 92, was launched ...more
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Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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Infiniti is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Nissan. Infiniti officially started selling vehicles on November 8, 1989 in North America. The marketing network for ...more
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Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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McLaren P1 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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The McLaren P1 is a limited production plug-in hybrid supercar by English automotive manufacturer McLaren Automotive. The concept car debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Deliveries to retail ...more
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Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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Volkswagen is a make of automobile produced by Volkswagen.
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Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Chrysler is an American car brand and the longstanding premium marque of automaker FCA US LLC. Before the 2014 creation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by the merger of Fiat and Chrysler, FCA US ...more
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Buick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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Buick, formally the Buick Motor Division, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors. For much of its existence in the North American market, Buick has been ...more
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Peugeot is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Peugeot is a French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën. The family business that preceded the current Peugeot company was founded in 1810, and manufactured coffee mills and bicycles. On ...more
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Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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TVR is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
TVR is an independent British manufacturer of sports cars. The company manufactured lightweight sports cars with powerful engines and was, at one time, the third-largest specialised sports car ...more
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Plymouth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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The most famous model is the Superbird Plymouth a fost o marcă de automobile din Statele Unite ale Americi, produsă de Chrysler Corporation.