With all the millions of cars made and sold over the last 100 years, what are the best selling? This Top 50 has all the biggest sellers from around the world. The info on sales has been found all over the net to compile a current list of the big sellers.
Any car with only one date and a + after the number is currently in production. The Chevrolet Camaro is not as "in production" because it not due out till Spring 09.
50. Peugeot 405 (1988-1997) - 3,461,800
49. Peugeot 504: (1968-2005) - 3,713,400
48. Fiat 127: (1971-1983) - 3,750,000
47. Citroen 2CV: (1948-1990) - 3,872,583
46. Fiat 500: (1957- ) - 3,900,000+
45. Pontiac Grand Am: (1973-2005) - 4,000,000
44. Ford Cortina: (1962-1982) - 4,279,079
43. Ford Model A: (1927-31) - 4,320,446
42. Opel Ascona: (1970-1988) - 4,400,000
41. Fiat 126: (1973-2000) - 4,671,586
40. Chevrolet Camaro: (1967-2002) - 4,800,000
39. Ford Ranger: (1983- ) - 5,150,000+
38. Ford E-Series: (1961- ) - 5,200,000+
37. Peugeot 205: (1983-1998) - 5,278,000
36. Toyota Land Cruiser: (1953- ) - 5,300,000+
35. Ford Crown Victoria: (1980- ) - 5,500,000+
34. Ford Focus: (1998- ) - 5,500,000+
33. Mitsubishi Galant: (1969- ) - 5,550,000+
32. Ford Explorer: (1991- ) - 5,700,00+
31. Nissan Sunny: (1966- ) - 5,900,000+
30. Buick Le Sabre: (1959-2005) - 6,000,000
29. Peugeot 206: (1998- 2007 ) - 6,100,000
28. Chevrolet Cavalier: (1982-2005) - 6,200,000
27. Vauxhall/Opel Vectra: (1988-2008) - 6,500,000
26. BMC/BL/BMW Mini: (1959- ) - 6,700,000+
25. Ford Taurus: (1986- ) - 6,750,000+
24. Fiat Punto: (1993- ) - 6,800,000+
23. Renault 4: (1961-1992) - 8,150,000
22. Ford Mustang: (1964- ) - 8,300,000+
21. Renault 5: (1972-1996) - 8,800,000
20. Renault Clio: (1991- ) - 8,900,000+
19. Fiat Uno: (1983- ) - 9,150,000+
18. BMW 3-Series: (1977- ) - 9,800,000+
17. Vauxhall/Opel Astra: (1991- ) - 10,000,000+
16. Mazda 323: (1963-2003) - 10,480,000
15. Toyota Camry: (1983- ) - 10,500,000+
14. Chrysler Voyager: (1984- ) - 11,700,000+
13. Oldsmobile Cutlass: (1961-99) - 11,900,000
12. Vauxhall/Opel Corsa: (1982- ) - 12,000,000+
11. Ford Fiesta: (1976- ) - 12,500,000+
10. Chevrolet Impala: (1958- ) - 14,000,000+
9. Volkswagen Passat: (1973- ) - 14,100,000+
8. Honda Accord: (1976- ) - 15,800,000+
7. Ford Model T: (1908-1927) - 16,500,000+
6. Honda Civic: (1972- ) - 17,730,000+
5. Ford Escort: (1968-2000) - 20,000,000
4. Volkswagen Beetle: (1938- ) - 22,300,000+
3. Volkswagen Golf:(1974- ) - 25,000,000+
2. Ford F-Series: (1948- ) - 30,000,000+
And The Most Sold Car In The World Is...
The Toyota Corolla. Over the last 45 years Japanese car maker Toyota have manufactured a record 32 Million Cars! It's always been a small family car. Cheap to buy and cheap to run worked well for Toyota over the last 45 years, and even with all the problems with the car industry at the moment, don't expect to hear of this little record breakers reign coming to an end anytime soon.
1. Toyota Corolla: (1966- ) - 32,000,000+
Have You Ever Owned One?
Karthik from Australia on October 26, 2016:
Got the name of unknown cars with pictures. there is no Indian cars in the list. Just wonder.
DoodleMonkey on December 14, 2015:
just because a car has the same NAME for many years, its not the same car.
it would be a lot more interesting to know how many of the same type that been made. the list would be totally different then."
I'd agree. Some cars keeping the same name have even moved into different market sectors. The name is essentially a marketing device.
"If it has the same name then it is the same car, it's just a different mark. i.e a Mark 1 Golf and a Mark 2 Golf are the same car, but different versions."
Yes but a Golf mark 1 is very, very different to a current Golf. The current Astra doesn't even have any styling cues from the original; they are as different as a Ford Escort Mk1 to a current Ford Focus.
issabendeck on November 25, 2013:
toyota corolla is just a lucky shoot that didn't go wrong , what i mean by that , is that the company started making those cars in the 66, together with nissan coming up with the sunny , , competence wasn't that high at the time, and toyota took the advantage , something what nissan didn't , b.coz nissan was always a step behind toyota in terms of production and the car was cheap and +mpg and good in terms of durability , those days there wasn't too many materials to resycle, and materials where too cheap and the best quality, there didn't existed machines to build the cars , there was alot of man hand work , but now things have changed and have gotten very very expencive , so expencixe that auto makers now have developed important recycing machines that turn the old cars into pieces and remake cars again form practically garbage b.coz they mix plastic with iron and other materials and make the new engine blocks from that, and are parts that they heat them to very high temperatures and cool this parts againg and loosing their original properties, ending up been weack and making the durability short, cos this is what has happened to his so wanted corolla and many other cars today and for your surprice europeans and jap are in front of the list , read in google TEN SURPRISINGLY UNRELIABLE CARS , so dont be so happy about your corolla , in the internet you might find lots of true and some lies , and dont bealieve those kelly boock and shit , coz they right about peoples preferences not about really good cars, jap cars used to be good but not any more , they have become too comercial, even those lexus , they are pure cheap publicity , ther are many costumers complains , about this cars getting oil sludge , i ll tAKE A CHEVY CAVALIER OF A GOLF OVER ANY OF THIS CARS JUST CHECK, HOW MANY YEARS THE STAYED IN PRODUCTION AND DONT THINCK THAT THE PRODUCTION STOPED COZ THE CARS ARE BAD BUT COZ THEY ARE TOO GOOD , coz there was no bussines on building them coz they dont breack so there isn't bussiness for selling spare parts , something that automaker LOVE , that's why the corolla is still in production cos it gives lots of spare parts profit, same happened to MAZDA 323 really great car and they switched to that crappy mazda 3 cos the 3 breacks alot every thig that a car maker takes away from the market is eather for 2 reazons , they are really shity or they are too good , really shity coz this brings a weak credibility to the factories , and too good coz tos dont bring any profit to the factories , so that they keep a mid point , its hard to keep costumers and factories happy you know
Scott Gibson from Rothwell, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom on October 04, 2013:
My first car was a 1980 Corolla. I've also had a 2002 Vauxhall Vectra 2.2 DTi (which was terrible) and I now have a 1999 Passat 1.8T which I've now owned for over 9 years. Buying it for £4,500 in 2004 the Passat has been good value for money except for a recent gearbox refurb and with a lot of TLC it looks almost like new. Economy is fine, even with $8 per US gallon fuel prices.
Kenny on May 02, 2013:
I have owned probably 25 different autos in my life. European, Japanese, and American. Most cars or trucks run about the same with minor differences. The public perception depends on the propaganda the manufacturer pumps into the minds of the people.
My wife drives a Lincoln for about 5 years and my daughter drives an Accord she has recently purchased. They ride and operate roughly the same and look similar however Honda's propaganda machine is better than Lincolns. Perceived value.
I prefer the F series truck after owning all the major brands. It really is the type auto you can hand down to your children. I have had 2 with over 300,000 miles and they just kept running even with the abuse I give em.
dannyhewitt on February 05, 2013:
Fascinating stuff about the Ford Model A. It's surprises me how many cars were sold at the time but there are quite a lot of them around today. There's an interestign article on this website with Peter Wallman who is a classic car specialist from London speaking on the future of classic cars: http://www.motortradesinsight.co.uk/
Joshua Nyamache from Kenya on August 17, 2012:
I have always loved the Peugeot.
BusterMcDermott on June 30, 2012:
Best shot photos! I finally found this very interesting list of all Ford models. This one looks great also. http://www.ranker.com/list/full-list-of-ford-model...
Unknown on June 19, 2012:
Wheres the Nissan cube great little car
Mark on May 25, 2012:
Toyota Corolla. Its a quality thing
Raymond on May 14, 2012:
No Yugos ? :)
Milo on May 09, 2012:
What to my AMC Grimlin?
Anson on April 18, 2012:
I've had some of the cars on this list.
Eg. 4 corollas (1 wagon, 2 hatches and a sedan) Years 1979, 1982,1988, 1996
4 Falcons 1996,2000,2003,2006
2 Camrys 1990,2011
1 Galant 1983
1 Civic 1985
1 Bluebird 1993
Albert on April 13, 2012:
My 2012 toyota Corolla OMG, what a car... cheaper than most, low gas consumption, high millage per galon, safe, reliable, good muscles, nice design, quiet, smooth, enough room, good balance, steady run, cheaper insurance rate, best resell price. It is almost perfect. This is my second card after a 1989 corolla I just sold in almost perfect condition. I did not know this is the most sold car in the universe but I really know why. bonus: my wife love it and thinks I am like a hero buying a corolla again.
Mazddo on April 13, 2012:
Where is the Mazda 929 it was so pop car
Ch88ky on April 09, 2012:
i have a classic vw beetle 1303 and it is fun to drive and i can get parts easier than some new cars even though its my first car it drives great and started 1st time after 6 years standing in the last owners yard with no fiddling around with any timing or any thing so overall it is a great car and has been good to me so far
Cj on March 30, 2012:
nothing beats a cobra jet ram air drag pack fastback factory tach 8 track with speakers in the back ford
Sherwin on March 29, 2012:
My 1963 VW Bug is still fun to drive and all parts are still available.
Lacey on March 29, 2012:
It's great to see the Corolla at number 1. I just purchased a 2011 Corolla, and I LOVE IT. It is such a smooth drive, and the gas mileage is amazing. I had a Camry before, and the Corolla is so much better. Happy to see my car number 1 on the list, it's a great car, and to the people posting negitive comments about it, obviously have never owned, or drove a Corolla.
tnayan on March 26, 2012:
no mercedes !
Vlad from USA on March 21, 2012:
I had a red civic hatchback... it was fun but weak :/
David f Horton on March 19, 2012:
There is only one true winner. The ONLY car that can win is the RENAULT 4
It is the only car that had no design changes. EVERY pannel form the 1st car wwould fit to the last
All others just took the name to the next model. All cheats. Even the Beetle
bigi on March 15, 2012:
... and where you have for example VW Gol (over 6M pcs), Renault Encore (6,3M pcs), Renault 19 (5,7M pcs), Renault Megane (4,6M pcs only in first generation), Hyundai Sonata (over 5M pcs), Hyundai Elantra (over 5M pcs), Suzuki Alto (over 10M pcs), VW Polo (10,4M pcs), Fiat Panda (7,5M pcs), Opel Kadet (over 10M pcs), Lada Riva (over 16,5M pcs) & many others???
louis pizzarelli on March 13, 2012:
first car i owned was a 1967 ford fairlane 5 ipurchased for 600.oo dollars.second was a 1977 ford LTD for 2600 in 1980,third was a new 1987 mercury Grand Marquis, best car i ever owned iput 234000 miles on and when isold it in 1996 it ran like new my last car was a 1996 chevy impala ss which istill have and has 240000 miles on it and imust say iwas always a ford man but thi 1996 chevy imlalazz has bee really good to me. Iteke my hat off to all those old cars,they gave me very much fun in my life and i wish i still had the again because of their value toda.
Aaron on March 04, 2012:
Wow I really can't believe the fiat bid 126 would of made it on to the list. My sister used to drop me at school in one of them. some good classics on the list tho
Someone on March 03, 2012:
Surprised not to see Jeeps, Hummers or any type of SUV... And I was surpirsed to find Renault 4 on the list.
Grace on March 01, 2012:
Sorry that is my 1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6 GLX still runs at 11km per liter of gasoline!!! Great! at 20 years old car, I feel so comfortable..