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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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1,716 1,176
Porsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

2
1,875 1,119
BMW is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
BMW

3
1,794 1,077
Mercedes-Benz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

4
1,388 799
Ferrari S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

5
1,423 873
Audi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

6
958 634
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
PabloMartinez added Aston Martin

7
912 733
Rolls-Royce Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Rolls-Royce

8
1,263 1,010
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

9
812 601
Bugatti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Bugatti

10
741 659
Maserati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Maserati

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868 798
Lexus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

12
987 743
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

13
666 754
Volvo Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

14
918 868
Ford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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730 575
Bentley Motors Limited is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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654 363
Jaguar Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

17
956 795
Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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585 393
McLaren Automotive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added McLaren Automotive

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683 644
Volkswagen Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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621 635
Alfa Romeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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718 752
Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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550 480
Koenigsegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Koenigsegg

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589 214
Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
David Evans added Lamborghini

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676 569
Subaru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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633 671
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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526 469
Pagani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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463 199
Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Ferrari

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503 551
Cadillac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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465 393
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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337 444
Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Lotus Cars

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455 572
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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322 555
Mitsubishi Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
yaypaul added Mitsubishi

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292 544
Lincoln Motor Company is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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299 519
GMC is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
GMC

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309 277
Mazda Speed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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276 304
Volkswagen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Volkswagen

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239 595
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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282 421
Hyundai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
AbdullahHaris added Hyundai

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241 621
Fiat S.p.A. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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257 508
Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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219 366
Mini is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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164 405
Saab Automobile AB is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Saab Automobile AB

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192 568
Citroën is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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141 427
TVR is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
TVR

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194 495
Suzuki Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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117 248
Peterbilt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Peterbilt

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164 463
Skoda Auto Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
dc123 added Skoda Auto Slovakia

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120 329
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
Ferry73 added Triumph

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152 345
Peugeot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked

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169 398
Plymouth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Manufacturers of All Time, Ranked
nkosa added Plymouth The most famous model is the Superbird