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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
1,609 1,113
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
1,772 1,043
BMW is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

3
1,684 1,015
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,305 753
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,342 813
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
892 592
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
PabloMartinez added Aston Martin

7
846 682
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Rolls-Royce

8
1,177 947
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
699 609
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Maserati

10
765 556
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Bugatti

11
817 754
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
927 689
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
862 807
Ford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
674 544
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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15
630 697
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
592 331
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
886 756
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
538 364
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added McLaren Automotive

19
582 600
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
639 599
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
673 702
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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22
514 446
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Koenigsegg

23
629 532
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

24
599 638
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
533 197
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
David Evans added Lamborghini

26
483 445
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
469 517
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

28
415 177
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Ferrari

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29
431 360
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
316 410
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Lotus Cars

31
417 543
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
304 515
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
yaypaul added Mitsubishi

33
283 242
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

34
279 478
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

35
266 508
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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36
253 268
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Volkswagen

37
226 551
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

38
254 380
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
AbdullahHaris added Hyundai

39
227 581
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

40
240 474
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

41
202 333
Mini is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
150 375
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Saab Automobile AB

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43
185 536
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
131 398
TVR is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
TVR

45
180 459
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
106 218
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Peterbilt

47
157 429
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Skoda Auto Slovakia

48
111 302
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Triumph

49
140 320
Peugeot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

50
158 368
Plymouth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Plymouth The most famous model is the Superbird