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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
2,074 1,449
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
2,175 1,317
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
2,284 1,385
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,690 986
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,703 1,057
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,184 800
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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7
1,140 891
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8
1,562 1,221
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
1,022 754
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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10
912 837
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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11
1,076 981
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
1,207 952
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
1,192 937
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
808 913
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
855 511
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
1,118 1,038
Ford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
914 694
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
757 499
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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19
844 802
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
877 909
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
777 305
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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22
712 578
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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23
743 788
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

24
841 681
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
776 785
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
648 571
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
612 284
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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28
578 494
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
602 668
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
411 548
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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31
545 691
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
423 375
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

33
399 667
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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34
364 643
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
357 668
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

36
371 411
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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37
164 147
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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38
357 537
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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39
196 216
Acura is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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40
314 615
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

41
280 728
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
280 460
Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
284 735
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
203 501
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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45
231 666
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
179 510
TVR is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

47
233 591
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

48
152 325
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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49
203 556
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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50
136 286
Datsun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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