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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
2,080 1,455
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
2,180 1,324
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
2,290 1,390
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,692 993
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,707 1,063
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,187 804
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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7
1,141 897
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8
1,569 1,223
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
1,023 760
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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10
914 844
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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11
1,081 985
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
1,212 957
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
1,195 941
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
918 698
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
810 920
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
858 517
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
1,119 1,044
Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
760 502
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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19
845 807
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
878 914
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
778 309
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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22
716 581
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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23
744 792
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

24
843 684
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
777 790
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
651 575
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
614 288
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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28
579 499
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
604 671
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
413 551
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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31
545 696
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
425 377
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

33
402 668
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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34
366 646
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
358 671
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

36
373 414
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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37
166 150
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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38
357 541
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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39
198 218
Acura is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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40
282 731
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

41
315 618
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
282 462
Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
285 738
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
203 504
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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45
232 668
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
180 512
TVR is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

47
235 592
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

48
152 328
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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49
137 288
Datsun is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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50
203 559
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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