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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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1,923 1,305
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
1,994 1,191
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
2,104 1,256
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,556 897
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,568 980
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,084 718
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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7
1,044 810
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8
1,427 1,118
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
921 681
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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10
835 748
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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11
1,105 855
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
973 895
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
766 433
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
834 630
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
1,075 868
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
733 835
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
1,019 958
Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
673 445
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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19
761 727
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
690 705
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
684 253
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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22
792 837
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

23
626 523
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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24
757 623
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
700 729
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
588 517
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
544 234
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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526 437
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
552 614
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
381 495
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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499 635
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
362 328
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

33
352 617
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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325 581
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
321 606
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

36
323 360
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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263 659
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

38
165 162
Acura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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39
126 97
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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40
316 481
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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41
251 408
Mini is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
281 561
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
258 679
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
182 453
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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213 613
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
162 464
TVR is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

47
210 541
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

48
185 507
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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49
142 369
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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50
130 288
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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