• Aug 16, 2011
Inside Line has released an ambitious list of what its editors consider to be the 100 greatest cars of all time. We're constantly arguing about what the best cars of all time are here in the virtual halls of Autoblog HQ. And we hardly ever agree, but with a list of 100 vehicles, you're bound to see most of the cars you want included somewhere. Where they land in the list, however, is what's most clearly debatable.

For instance, does the 1992 Hummer H1 at 95 deserve to be ahead of the 1991 Ford Explorer at 99? Should the 1968 Toyota Corolla, which went on to become the best-selling nameplate ever, be a little higher than 83? What about the first V8-powered Corvette at 72 or the 1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost at 68, both behind the 2010 Porsche Panamera at 67? The 1941 Jeep MB didn't even crack the top 50.

We've debated this list among the staff fairly extensively already – some Autobloggers are rather pleased with it, while others believe there are glaring holes (no 1948 Citroën 2CV or 1955 DS? 1956 Volvo Amazon? 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air? 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger? 1992 McLaren F1?). We won't spoil any more spots for you and let you discover on your own what made Inside Line's Top 100. After you look over the list, drop us a line in Comments to let your fellow readers know what you think about the list.


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      alphalimaindigo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Remove: Lamborghini LM002? Seriously Nissan Leaf (needs to prove itself) Mercedes CLS (not that special also the 4 door coupe was a Chevrolet idea first 2003 Chevy SS concept) I would add: 1988-1998 Chevy/GMC GMT400 trucks Citreon DS Ford Crown Vic
        alphalimaindigo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @alphalimaindigo
        Also Mercedes 190E Evolution
        axiomatik
        • 3 Years Ago
        @alphalimaindigo
        Definitely agree on the LM002. No one in the US knows what it is. It should be replaced by the BMW X5 which really kicked off the luxury/sporty SUV. Leaf is a ground-breaking car in that it is the first mass-market electric car from a mainstream manufacturer. Time will tell how many it sells, but it does represent a milestone.
      marre
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where is Citroen DS???
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      of course noone will agree on that list, but i guess people won't agree on any list at all.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Lachmund
        still i don't get number 1 and 3
        Carbon Fibre
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Lachmund
        Exactly, so no list, period. It's impossible to name it in a specific order, they all have their great moments in their respective times.
      Synthono
      • 3 Years Ago
      They seem to be going for influence above all on the list, and by that criteria the Porsche Panamera should be subbed out for the Porsche Cayenne. The Panamera isn't that influential - it came after the Maserati Quattroporte and Mercedes CLS and the same time as the Aston Rapide, so it's a small part of a larger big sports sedan movement - and the Cayenne did the same thing - put the Porsche name on a very different package without killing the brand - first.
      sick of stupidity
      • 3 Years Ago
      We'll how do you define greatest? I prefer this lists to be "most important" which for me means having an impact on the market, builder financial success, technology and inovation an future design trends. Thus design and beauty take a back seat...those are easier lists to make such as the most beautify cars of all time.
      Laxman2001
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thoughts: The lm002 should be dropped, as should the panamera and sclass. The LS400 needs to be way higher, as well as the F40. How the Model T isn't number 1 is shocking. Missing, that should be included: Audi Quattro: introduced 4 wheel drive cars. As dominant in rally racing as the Stratos Subaru STI. Should share with the Evo. Same time, same thought. Same performance. Great rivalry. One of the '59 Caddys. Some quality tail fins, and an iconic design. I'm partial to the Eldorado. The Toyota 2000GT. A serious omission. Why the first GTO when The Judge is a much greater car? The Road Runner deserves a place as well. And of course the Mclaren F1 the suburban (and maybe some more pickups) if we're including race cars one monster truck deserves a place (cough Gravedigger cough) Citroen DS of course. US or not.
        axiomatik
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Laxman2001
        I agree on the LM002, Panamera and S-class. However, the 2000GT had about zero relevance to the US market.
      Jake S
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Mini at #2? Come on now. Seriously?
      Jonathan Goode
      • 3 Years Ago
      The 1990 Lexus LS400 a place behind 1996 Audi A4. Wait, what?
      Rick
      • 3 Years Ago
      Always subjective: Agree with the Datsun 510---Hell of a car
      matt_shift
      • 3 Years Ago
      its impossible to list favs. everyone has different opinions and different lusts. its all hit and misses for me, whatever.
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      only one audi hahahah Thats why Audi will never be better than BMW.
      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think where they fall on the list is irrelevant....they should have just done it alphabetically to avoid more controversy than such lists usually cause. Since I have owned 5 of the vehicles on that list..I'm gonna call it good. :)
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