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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.

1
1,808 1,246
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
1,897 1,132
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
1,991 1,189
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

4
1,462 852
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,497 927
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,023 677
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
PabloMartinez added Aston Martin

7
979 773
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Rolls-Royce

8
1,350 1,064
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
784 701
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Maserati

10
857 645
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Bugatti

11
1,041 799
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
914 847
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
709 401
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
785 605
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
706 797
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
1,013 830
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
969 912
Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
632 420
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added McLaren Automotive

19
716 689
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
655 669
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
761 788
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

22
631 236
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
David Evans added Lamborghini

23
584 505
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Koenigsegg

24
711 596
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
665 699
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
552 493
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
500 218
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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528 579
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
492 416
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
359 471
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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478 599
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
332 300
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

33
338 588
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
yaypaul added Mitsubishi

34
314 547
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

35
307 576
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

36
299 333
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Volkswagen

37
251 625
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

38
256 645
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

39
302 452
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
AbdullahHaris added Hyundai

40
273 533
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

41
146 143
Acura is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
TheDominator73 added Acura a japanese car brand that started in 1986  

42
238 384
Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
106 76
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Cooper Murray added Infiniti

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173 430
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Saab Automobile AB

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204 591
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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150 447
TVR is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
TVR

47
201 517
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

48
172 488
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Skoda Auto Slovakia

49
123 270
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Peterbilt

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130 348
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Triumph