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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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1,797 1,240
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
1,978 1,182
BMW is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

3
1,881 1,130
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,453 848
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,490 922
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,018 673
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
PabloMartinez added Aston Martin

7
970 772
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Rolls-Royce

8
1,343 1,058
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
778 698
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Maserati

10
851 642
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Bugatti

11
1,036 793
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
907 842
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
703 398
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
775 605
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
700 794
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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1,005 826
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
964 904
Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
626 415
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added McLaren Automotive

19
712 682
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
651 664
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
756 784
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

22
624 233
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
David Evans added Lamborghini

23
578 504
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Koenigsegg

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704 594
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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658 697
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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546 491
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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494 216
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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522 576
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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487 413
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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355 468
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Lotus Cars

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472 595
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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325 299
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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335 584
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
yaypaul added Mitsubishi

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312 541
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

35
303 571
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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296 327
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Volkswagen

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247 621
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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253 640
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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297 446
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
AbdullahHaris added Hyundai

40
269 529
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

41
141 141
Acura is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
TheDominator73 added Acura a japanese car brand that started in 1986  

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235 380
Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
100 74
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Cooper Murray added Infiniti

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170 427
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Saab Automobile AB

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201 588
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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146 445
TVR is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
TVR

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198 514
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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122 265
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Peterbilt

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170 484
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Skoda Auto Slovakia

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128 343
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Triumph