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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
1,544 1,065
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
1,707 998
BMW is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

3
1,625 977
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,256 724
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,287 790
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
854 566
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
PabloMartinez added Aston Martin

7
801 661
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Rolls-Royce

8
1,119 912
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
676 584
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Maserati

10
736 536
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Bugatti

11
899 658
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
782 734
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
822 782
Ford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
608 675
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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15
647 534
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
560 317
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
849 736
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
515 349
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added McLaren Automotive

19
557 582
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
604 583
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
636 686
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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22
490 431
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Koenigsegg

23
600 515
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

24
580 616
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
504 187
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
David Evans added Lamborghini

26
459 436
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
393 165
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Ferrari

28
413 338
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

The Best Dating TV Shows

29
447 502
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
299 400
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Lotus Cars

31
395 528
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
291 497
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
yaypaul added Mitsubishi

33
262 231
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

34
263 461
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

35
255 493
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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36
233 258
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Volkswagen

37
209 538
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

38
220 564
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

39
239 370
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
AbdullahHaris added Hyundai

40
225 462
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

41
190 322
Mini is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
144 364
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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183 523
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
127 387
TVR is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
TVR

45
174 446
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
155 419
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Skoda Auto Slovakia

47
100 206
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Peterbilt

48
110 289
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Triumph

49
131 312
Peugeot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

50
149 356
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