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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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970 604
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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868 598
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

3
999 643
BMW is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

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770 443
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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780 497
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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469 305
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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438 389
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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402 297
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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676 568
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

10
536 409
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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506 462
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
427 333
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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480 503
Ford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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353 364
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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338 335
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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397 353
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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367 430
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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540 506
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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293 193
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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358 460
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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266 145
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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257 261
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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376 432
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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365 345
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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225 61
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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275 277
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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263 314
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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219 180
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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146 56
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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161 238
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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218 358
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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169 295
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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93 80
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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146 305
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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81 90
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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117 189
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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134 359
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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115 348
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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127 294
GMC is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

40
125 296
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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69 190
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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122 347
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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35 69
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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23 49
Cord Automobile is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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91 246
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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83 172
Mini is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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106 283
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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14 40
Datsun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Datsun

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54 157
Opel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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54 160
Peugeot is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
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