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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
1,989 1,375
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
2,185 1,321
BMW is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
2,070 1,255
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,618 936
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,631 1,016
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,139 753
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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7
1,091 844
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8
1,481 1,167
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
969 715
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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10
870 790
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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11
1,024 930
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
1,156 898
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
806 468
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
877 659
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
1,122 898
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
1,066 998
Ford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
764 868
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
715 471
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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19
802 762
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
720 740
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
731 276
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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22
673 545
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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23
830 871
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

24
801 646
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
737 756
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
619 544
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
580 259
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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28
549 465
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
579 638
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
399 516
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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31
521 664
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
395 347
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

33
375 638
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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34
338 633
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
340 614
GMC is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

36
345 381
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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37
145 119
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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38
180 184
Acura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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39
272 691
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

40
332 508
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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41
297 586
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
264 433
Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
270 703
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
195 471
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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45
174 482
TVR is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
223 637
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

47
221 564
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

48
152 386
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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49
193 528
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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50
124 263
Datsun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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