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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
1,986 1,368
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
2,181 1,316
BMW is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
2,066 1,248
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,611 935
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,628 1,014
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,137 750
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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7
1,088 843
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8
1,478 1,161
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
966 713
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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10
867 789
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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11
1,023 927
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
1,154 897
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
804 466
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
874 657
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
1,119 897
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
1,063 995
Ford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
763 866
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
714 470
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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19
799 760
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
718 739
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
726 276
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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22
668 545
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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23
828 869
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

24
796 645
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
732 756
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
617 543
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
577 259
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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28
548 464
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
579 635
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
398 514
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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31
521 661
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
391 345
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

33
372 638
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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34
337 630
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
340 611
GMC is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

36
343 380
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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37
145 117
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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38
180 182
Acura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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39
272 688
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

40
331 507
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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41
296 583
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
263 432
Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
270 701
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
195 469
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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45
173 481
TVR is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
223 635
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

47
220 563
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

48
151 385
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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49
192 527
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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50
138 304
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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