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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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1,856 1,271
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
2,046 1,218
BMW is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
1,937 1,156
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,505 871
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,532 942
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
1,047 693
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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1,004 788
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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8
1,383 1,087
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
882 657
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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10
805 715
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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11
1,066 820
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
939 865
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
735 417
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
805 616
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

15
1,042 846
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

16
712 815
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
993 934
Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

18
645 434
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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19
737 704
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

20
669 684
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

21
775 808
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

22
654 243
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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23
598 514
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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24
732 608
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

25
677 716
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

26
566 504
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

27
518 225
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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28
507 423
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

29
539 591
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

30
369 479
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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487 613
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

32
346 312
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

33
340 604
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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319 563
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

35
311 593
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

36
308 348
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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37
256 641
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

38
156 154
Acura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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39
118 87
Infiniti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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40
306 469
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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41
257 662
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

42
244 395
Mini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

43
276 549
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

44
176 443
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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45
208 601
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

46
155 456
TVR is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

47
205 528
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

48
177 499
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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49
134 359
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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50
124 280
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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