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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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1,931 1,316
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
2,002 1,200
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
2,113 1,265
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,563 906
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,575 984
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,087 727
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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7
1,050 817
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8
1,437 1,125
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
928 688
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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10
837 757
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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11
981 900
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
1,109 864
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
770 440
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
837 636
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
1,084 872
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
740 840
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
1,024 964
Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
677 452
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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19
766 734
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
693 712
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
799 844
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

22
633 530
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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23
688 262
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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24
764 627
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
705 734
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
590 525
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
547 242
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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529 444
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
556 620
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
384 501
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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504 639
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
367 331
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

33
356 620
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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327 587
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
322 613
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

36
327 364
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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264 665
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

38
166 166
Acura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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39
129 101
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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40
318 485
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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41
284 565
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
253 412
Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
260 683
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
183 456
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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216 618
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
162 469
TVR is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

47
210 546
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

48
186 512
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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144 373
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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50
130 292
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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