In 2006, Americans told Associated Press and AOL pollsters that Japanese automobiles were better than US-made cars by a margin of 46 to 29%. Last month, they preferred domestic makers 38% to 33%. Chrysler's still losing money, but claims it'll break even in 2010; General Motors needed $50 billion in federal money last year, but has paid off $6.7 billion ahead of schedule; and Ford never took any federal money at all. Is Detroit making a comeback? Greg Gardner covers the auto industry for the Detroit Free Press.