Megan McArdle, who writes for The Atlantic's website, apparently paid a visit to the Lansing Delta Assembly Plant (UPDATE: actually, after reading it again, I think McArdle was visiting the Grand River plant in Lansing) recently and had some good things to say about the revamped General Motors and the massive federal investment to allow GM to reorganize in bankruptcy.
To show how far GM has come -- and how much ground it has had to make up in the national consciousness -- consider these remarks: "But the Enclave, GM’s luxury crossover sport-utility vehicle, is a pretty good car. It is, I am unashamed to say, very attractive. It also gets good marks for performance, noise reduction, and safety. And Buick seems to have a lot of happy customers. This year, Buick and Lincoln-Mercury topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index—the first time that American carmakers have occupied the two top spots. Cadillac was just two points behind."