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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
1,994 1,377
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
2,076 1,255
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
2,189 1,323
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,621 939
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,632 1,017
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,141 753
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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7
1,094 844
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8
1,486 1,172
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
972 716
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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10
870 793
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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11
1,026 932
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
1,160 900
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
809 470
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
879 659
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
1,124 899
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
1,069 999
Ford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
767 870
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
716 472
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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19
804 763
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
721 742
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
734 276
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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22
674 546
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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23
832 872
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

24
804 649
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
741 756
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
620 544
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
582 259
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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28
551 466
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
580 639
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
401 516
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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31
523 664
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
399 347
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

33
379 638
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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34
340 634
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
341 615
GMC is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

36
347 381
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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37
148 119
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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38
182 184
Acura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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39
273 692
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

40
334 509
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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41
298 587
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
265 433
Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
271 705
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
196 472
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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45
174 483
TVR is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
224 637
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

47
222 565
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

48
194 528
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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49
152 387
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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50
126 263
Datsun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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