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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
1,977 1,359
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
2,057 1,238
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
2,164 1,310
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,603 929
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,616 1,011
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,131 743
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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7
1,081 838
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8
1,470 1,156
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
959 709
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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10
860 784
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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11
1,016 922
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
1,144 892
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
1,059 988
Ford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
869 651
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
797 463
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
1,112 894
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
759 860
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
708 466
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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19
796 754
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
825 864
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
713 734
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

22
720 274
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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23
663 541
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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24
791 642
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
728 752
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
613 541
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
575 256
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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28
576 633
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
546 462
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
397 511
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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31
519 658
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
152 81
Dodge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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388 344
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

34
334 628
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
370 636
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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339 607
GMC is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

37
341 378
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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38
294 581
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

39
180 178
Acura is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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40
144 114
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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41
272 683
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
329 504
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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43
262 429
Mini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
269 698
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

45
82 81
Buick is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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54 105
Studebaker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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193 467
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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39 44
Mercury is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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49
172 478
TVR is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

50
221 633
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked