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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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1,870 1,278
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
2,059 1,224
BMW is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
1,947 1,160
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,518 873
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,537 948
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,055 695
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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1,009 793
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8
1,392 1,091
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
812 719
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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10
888 662
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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11
1,075 823
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
948 867
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
740 417
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
808 617
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
1,045 849
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
713 819
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
995 937
Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
649 434
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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19
739 706
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
672 685
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
775 811
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

22
656 245
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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23
602 514
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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24
734 608
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
679 716
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
569 504
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
519 226
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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28
508 424
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
539 594
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
371 479
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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487 614
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
347 313
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

33
341 604
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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319 564
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
312 594
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

36
308 349
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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256 643
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

38
156 155
Acura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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39
119 88
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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40
307 470
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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41
257 663
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
244 396
Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
276 550
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
176 444
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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45
208 602
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
156 456
TVR is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

47
205 529
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

48
177 500
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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49
134 360
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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50
124 281
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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