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

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838 575
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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956 617
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

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749 424
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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745 475
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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445 288
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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416 370
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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383 274
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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653 545
Toyota Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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511 393
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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489 441
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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409 318
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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463 486
Ford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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326 315
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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337 351
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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383 344
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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352 415
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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520 495
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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281 184
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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345 449
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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249 137
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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241 253
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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368 420
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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354 332
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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215 57
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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265 271
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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257 306
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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210 171
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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137 51
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Ferrari

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156 231
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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209 351
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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160 286
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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81 73
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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141 298
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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77 82
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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109 179
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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130 346
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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111 339
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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123 286
GMC is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

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121 288
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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64 185
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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34 62
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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119 340
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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21 43
Cord Automobile is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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87 239
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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102 272
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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77 163
Mini is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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10 33
Datsun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Datsun

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52 149
Opel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8 34
Edsel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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