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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
1,802 1,244
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
1,984 1,185
BMW is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

3
1,888 1,132
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,457 850
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,492 926
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,020 675
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
PabloMartinez added Aston Martin

7
975 772
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Rolls-Royce

8
1,346 1,059
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
781 699
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Maserati

10
855 642
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Bugatti

11
1,039 795
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
911 843
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
706 399
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
780 605
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
703 795
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
1,008 827
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
966 907
Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
628 418
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added McLaren Automotive

19
713 685
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
653 665
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
758 785
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

22
627 234
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
David Evans added Lamborghini

23
580 504
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Koenigsegg

24
708 594
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
661 697
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
548 492
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
497 216
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Ferrari

28
524 577
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
489 413
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
357 468
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Lotus Cars

31
475 596
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
328 299
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

33
336 585
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
yaypaul added Mitsubishi

34
312 543
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

35
305 572
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

36
297 328
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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248 622
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

38
255 640
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

39
299 447
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
AbdullahHaris added Hyundai

40
271 530
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

41
143 141
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
235 381
Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
102 74
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Cooper Murray added Infiniti

44
171 427
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Saab Automobile AB

45
202 588
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
147 445
TVR is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
TVR

47
199 514
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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122 266
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Peterbilt

49
171 484
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Skoda Auto Slovakia

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128 344
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Triumph