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

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851 542
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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902 581
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

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696 392
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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699 445
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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405 266
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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379 343
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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619 514
Toyota Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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356 245
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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464 411
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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473 372
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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375 295
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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303 282
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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435 454
Ford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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318 328
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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356 324
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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328 387
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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495 468
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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255 170
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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226 117
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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322 423
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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220 231
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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350 399
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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339 311
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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180 49
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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242 257
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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245 284
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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194 154
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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150 210
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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113 38
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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199 334
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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150 265
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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69 54
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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135 277
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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70 62
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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126 324
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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96 161
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
AbdullahHaris added Hyundai

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115 268
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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104 321
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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115 271
GMC is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

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32 47
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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18 31
Cord Automobile is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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116 327
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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62 169
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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9 23
Datsun is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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102 259
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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81 228
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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72 152
Mini is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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48 142
Opel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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6 28
Edsel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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