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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
1,980 1,366
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
2,060 1,244
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
2,173 1,311
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,605 934
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,623 1,013
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,133 749
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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7
1,085 841
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8
1,474 1,159
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
963 712
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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10
862 789
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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11
1,019 926
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
1,147 896
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
801 466
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
1,062 993
Ford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
871 656
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
1,116 896
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
762 863
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
711 470
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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19
798 758
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
828 867
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
716 738
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

22
724 276
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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23
667 544
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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24
795 644
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
732 754
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
616 543
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
576 259
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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28
578 635
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
547 464
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
397 514
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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31
520 661
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
154 82
Dodge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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390 345
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

34
336 629
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
372 637
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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36
340 609
GMC is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

37
343 379
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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38
296 582
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

39
145 116
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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40
180 181
Acura is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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41
272 686
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
330 506
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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43
263 431
Mini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
270 700
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

45
84 82
Buick is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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46
195 468
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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47
55 107
Studebaker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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48
40 46
Mercury is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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49
173 480
TVR is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

50
223 634
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked