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The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked

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List RulesYour 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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    Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian luxury sports car manufacturer based in Maranello. Founded by... more on Wikipedia
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    Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Mercedes-Benz (German pronunciation: [mɛʁˈtseːdəs ˈbɛnts]) is a German manufacturer of... more on Wikipedia

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    Porsche is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, usually shortened to Porsche AG, is a German automobile... more on Wikipedia

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    Audi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and... more on Wikipedia

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    Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Lamborghini

    Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    BMW M5 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, commonly known as BMW or BMW AG, is a German automobile,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand... more on Wikipedia
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    Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Jaguar Cars is a brand of Jaguar Land Rover, a British multinational car manufacturer... more on Wikipedia
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    McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
    McLaren Automotive, commonly referred to as McLaren, is a British automotive manufacturer of... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Toyota is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi,... more on Wikipedia

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    Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Rolls-Royce is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Rolls-Royce Limited is a renowned English car-manufacturing company and later, aero-engine... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Honda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Automobiles Ettore Bugatti was a French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles,... more on Wikipedia
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    Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Ferrari is a make of automobile produced by Ferrari S.p.A..
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    Subaru is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Subaru is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Fuji... more on Wikipedia
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    Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Koenigsegg Automotive AB is a Swedish manufacturer of high-performance sports cars, also known... more on Wikipedia
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    Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Mazda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Lexus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota. First introduced in 1989 in... more on Wikipedia
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    Dodge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Dodge is an American brand of automobiles, minivans, and sport utility vehicles manufactured... more on Wikipedia
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    Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
    Volkswagen Group and its subsidiaries, is a German multinational automotive manufacturing... more on Wikipedia

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    Range Rover (Land Rover) is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Maserati is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time, Ranked
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    Maserati is an Italian luxury car manufacturer established on December 1, 1914, in Bologna.... more on Wikipedia
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