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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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1,722 1,180
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
1,880 1,126
BMW is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

3
1,797 1,081
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,392 803
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,426 877
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
962 636
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
PabloMartinez added Aston Martin

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915 735
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Rolls-Royce

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1,270 1,012
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
815 604
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Bugatti

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744 661
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Maserati

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871 801
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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989 747
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
669 757
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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921 870
Ford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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732 578
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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962 796
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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656 367
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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590 394
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added McLaren Automotive

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686 647
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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624 638
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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722 754
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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552 485
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Koenigsegg

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592 216
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
David Evans added Lamborghini

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679 572
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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636 673
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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527 471
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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466 200
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Ferrari

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504 553
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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465 394
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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337 445
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Lotus Cars

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455 574
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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323 555
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
yaypaul added Mitsubishi

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292 545
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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300 519
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

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310 278
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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279 305
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Volkswagen

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239 596
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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283 421
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
AbdullahHaris added Hyundai

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241 622
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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257 509
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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219 367
Mini is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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164 406
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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192 569
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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141 428
TVR is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
TVR

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195 495
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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117 249
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Peterbilt

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164 464
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Skoda Auto Slovakia

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121 329
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Triumph

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153 345
Peugeot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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169 399
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