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Detroit, MI, United States
Jul 8 — Jul 15
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Detroit, MI, United States
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Cheap car hire in Detroit

EconomyR836/day
CompactR840/day
IntermediateR816/day
StandardR907/day
Full-sizeR907/day
Full-size SUVR1 230/day
PremiumR967/day
LuxuryR1 016/day
Compact SUVR908/day
Intermediate SUVR918/day
Standard SUVR985/day
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Detroit car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.7

One location in Detroit

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338 Lucas Dr

+1 844 934 1086

Monday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
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6,0 Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful and friendly!

Cons:

The minivan I rented was not clean, there was crackers and crumbs in the rear seats and under the middle seats, it looks like they wiped down the front two seats but you rent a minivan because you need to seat a lot of people and we had to clean it up before anyone would sit in the rear seats. I was highly disappointed.

2,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

A upfront message stating CLEARLY that I cannot rent a car at metro airport with a visa debit card

8,0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

For the 1st time ever in Detroit the Shuttle driver helped with bags. Service at counter and in yard was good

Cons:

They could’ve actually had a Chevrolet suburban that I reserved we ended up with a foreign car but at least it had nicefeatures on it it’s kind of sad to go to Detroit and have to drive a foreign car

10,0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Shuttle service was great. Process at Rental Agency was quick and easy. Car selection was simple.

8,0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

perfect

Cons:

the ability to introduce and additional form of payment when the need arises due to extending the contract.

10,0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 25

Dollar

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

5.4

One location in Detroit

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334 Lucas Dr

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
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3,6 Mediocre

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Arrived to pick up reserved car. Was not available. Clerk was rude and blamed me. I called customer service who hung up on me. Then my membership was deleted. I am now with enterprise. Very happy there.

10,0 Excellent

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Terrific service at the counter - easy pick up process, great car, no problems at all. Renting from them again this week!

6,0 Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very pleasant and helpful

Cons:

limited selection

2,4 Mediocre

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Poor customer service, agent was very aggressive with insurance and with overt judgment and comments. Poor car condition, lots of dings and scratches on car. No one came to assist with car in lot. Car had brake issues and transmission issues.

8,0 Excellent

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good customer service, in and out.

5,2 Okay

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The price was too high

1 out of 46

Thrifty

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

4.5

One location in Detroit

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334 Lucas Dr

+1 877 283 0898

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
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10,0 Excellent

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Tricia was top-notch, extremely helpful to me when I was picking up the car and dropping it off. I wish more rental car companies had people like her to help folks like me!

7,2 Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

2019 Camry was a great car.

Cons:

$13/day to add a spouse as a driver is ridiculous. Every other car rental company that I’ve used does this for free. Will not be using Thrifty in the future on this basis.

3,6 Mediocre

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Vehicle smelled like smoke. Vehicle not ready when arrived. Rude drop off.

7,2 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup was easy since there was no other customer in the office. The place was D E A D. That was good for me.

Cons:

The drop off process was very poor. There was no attendant. I was just told to leave the car in the lot and walk away. Someone would process it later and send me a receipt. But one day later I still do not have a receipt !!

7,2 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The van ran good. We needed to keep it longer, it was very easy to call the 800 # and extent the time.

Cons:

The pick up & drop off process needs improvement. The people behind the desk seem indifferent and lazy. We had to write down the damage on the vehicle, which was dirty and hard to tell. Upon return, there was no one outside to accept the vehicle. When I went inside, I was asked to return the key to the vehicle & get the mileage. No one looked at the car

5,2 Okay

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly

Cons:

The shuttle took 15min to come, it was nowhere in sight, while Avis and Hertz etc has 3 come by one after the other, barely picked me up right before 1am, it’s when they close, so i almost didn’t get my car. Stood in the cold for awhile. It wasn’t that unbearable but the fact that i saw everyone else’s shuttle come 3 times and my company closed at 1am and it was 12:52 when they picked me up. I would rather not use Thrifty’s again if i has a choice.

1 out of 32

Budget

Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

6.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

5.0

One location in Detroit

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Building 287 Lucas Drive

+1 734 941 3632

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Excellent

May 2022

KAYAK
N/a

2,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled like weed, cigarettes, and overwhelming perfume. Awful!

2,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Rude customer service so I went with enterprise instead :)

4,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

We dropped the car off over 24 hours early and only got 3$ back

2,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything. We did not get a car. The first one provided, has issues. The second one they did not give use because of engine issues. I was traveling with a stroke patient who had to stand I. The sun while we waited in excess of an hour.

10,0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast service and good value for a one way rental.

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 63

Payless

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.5

Value for money

4.8

One location in Detroit

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Building 287 Lucas Drive

+1 734 941 0719

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
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2,0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Dumped Payless rental retrieval of rental car to Avis center where the lines were horrendous. Waited for more than an hour long to get a car instead of full size SUV for which I paid for. Most horrible rental car experience!

2,0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The Budget car rental staff and policy are the worst I have ever dealt with. Especially Kayak. HOW CAN YOU LET A DRIVER RESERVE A VEHICLE THAT YOU MUST BE 25 TO RESERVE AND THEN CANCEL FOR A FEE. WITH NO AGE VERIFICATION. Completely B.S

Cons:

HAVE AGE VERIFICATION BEFORE RESERVING A CAR THAT REQUIRES A CERTAIN AGE TO EVEN PICK UP!!!!!

6,4 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice, new, and clean.

Cons:

No one at front desk for 15-20 min when they opened. Hard to see signage at DTW. No one really there for dropoff outside too plus hard to see dropoff signage.

3,6 Mediocre

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled HEAVILY of marijuana and cleaning solution. Extra long wait for shuttle on both ends of the journey.

10,0 Excellent

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, easy pick up, and drop off.

Cons:

N/A

10,0 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Wonderful staff!

1 out of 43

Enterprise

7,5

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.1

4 locations in Detroit

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1034 Randolph St

+1 313 964 5205

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
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3245 Wight St

+1 313 393 2344

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
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330 Lucas Dr

+1 844 934 1085

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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7600 Second Avenue

+1 313 393 2344

Monday00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
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10,0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes staff were friendly, and Truck was warm when we picked it up.

Cons:

Nothing it was fine.

10,0 Excellent

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and accommodating staff. Helped us change our car with no hassle at all.

Cons:

Cleaning of the vehicle. Front was still had a lot of bugs and it looked like there had been something spilled on the inside of the rear ds door, that had only been partially wiped up.

7,6 Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful.

Cons:

The size of the car was smaller than what I reserved and the car was damaged when I picked it up.

10,0 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

We decided to stay an extra day and they were so accommodating.

9,6 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

It had a few dents but you were great!

4,0 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service was great!

Cons:

The rental car was filthy.

1 out of 14

Avis

4,2

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.1

Value for money

4.5

One location in Detroit

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Building 295 Lucas Drive

+1 734 942 3450

Monday00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
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3,6 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy

Cons:

Waited almost 2 hrs in line to get car.. only one person working behind the desk.. with no sense of urgency to move people along.. the mist unorganized ever experienced!

5,6 Okay

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff i detroit pickup was not very helpful, the man did not explain anything, and didnt know why I was getting charged 50 dollars over the original quote. I fueled up before returning and the person at the drop of said i did t need to since the gas was included in the deal.. sooooo i spend 40 bucks to fuel something i didnt have to. Going back to enterprise with my crew

Cons:

Communication

10,0 Excellent

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Buses were easy to find, rental desk was fast, car was fine.

3,2 Mediocre

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

2 hrs to pick up reserved vehicle Same as flight time

2,8 Mediocre

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The check in process took about 30 minutes. The car smelled like marijuana........it was so bad that my clothes smelled like it when I went to my meetings. I had a couple clients comment about it.......

10,0 Excellent

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

So easy! Everyone was very friendly and fast. That was my best big city airport rental experience ever!

1 out of 8

Hertz

2,0

Mediocre

63 reviews

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Detroit

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17651 Mack Ave

+1 313 209 4818

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
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289b Lucas Drive

+1 734 941 4747

Monday00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:00
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2,0 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental car itself was ok.

Cons:

Kayak booked my reservation 30 minutes away from the airport. When this was determined by the staff at Hertz Detroit airport, they were unwilling to help arrive at a solution. I had to leave the Hertz area and book through Thrifty/Dollar in order to obtain a rental car. Additionally, the area where I needed to work with the Hertz Detroit airport representative was in a closed in space, making me less comfortable during COVID.

2,0 Mediocre

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They promised I didn't get charged, they didn't have my car

Cons:

They still charged me and now my account is overdrawn

2,0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car wasn't properly cleaned

7,2 Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was excellent -- clean and ready to go. Unnecessary stress at initial check-out, but returning the car was quick and easy.

Cons:

Initial check-out was bad. Credit card reader didn't work, and rather than try another one (that particular card reader wasn't working), I was told to call the third party I had pre-paid for the rental (Kayak) and tell them I'd have to use a different card. Finally, I went to a different clerk further down the counter who simply ran my card on her card reader and it was fine. The whole encounter added another 15 minutes of unnecessary stress. I had also noticed the customer in front of me having a similar problem with the same clerk.

10,0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I was expecting a Corolla and was disappointed when it wasn't available. The rental agent thought I might like a Chevy Cruise and she was right! It was very comfortable and performed well around town and on the highways.

10,0 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I appreciated the quick service once I arrived. In addition, the car was in excellent condition.

Cons:

Nothing - it was a great experience.

1 out of 11

National

5,9

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

5.9

One location in Detroit

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338 Lucas Dr

+1 844 934 1087

Monday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
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10,0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I overslept after international travel and returned the car late...it felt so good not to be dinged for that!

10,0 Excellent

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car, great price and great service.

2,0 Mediocre

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Your website had a picture of a convertible which is what we wanted. Of course there were none but the people from National said that this is a trick by Kyak to deceive their customers. We were really wanting that car and got screwed. Thanks for the LIE

4,4 Okay

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great and drop off was quick and easy.

Cons:

The pickup was terrible. Attendant in the lot just stared right through me as I asked a question 3 times and then yelled into his radio. Eventually I gave up and figured it out myself. He never acknowledged that I was even standing there. Then i walked all the way across the lot to the building and the clerk inside asked a bunch of questions about insurance even though I purchased it when I booked the car. I didn't know it was third party but he acted like it was no good. Then told me to go out by the fence to get a truck. The only vehicles by the fence were needing maintenance. Someone drove by and told me to go back in and have him call for one. So I did. Waited 15 more minutes and the lady from Alamo came to ask if I was waiting for a truck and that it had been parked on the other side.

10,0 Excellent

Sep 2021

KAYAK
We were escorted to the lot, and we got to pick our vehicle in the category we rented. There was bottled water available, as well.

1,9 Horrible

Aug 2021

KAYAK
I was refused a rental car because the ID reader was not up to date and did not recognize my driver’s license. It is a basic enhanced real ID from MN. Very disappointed and frustrated. I also waited at least 20 minutes for the manager to come “verify” that they couldn’t rent me a car. They didn’t even try to help me find a solution. What a waste of time. Shout out to Enterprise for finding me a rental!

10,0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I overslept after international travel and returned the car late...it felt so good not to be dinged for that!

10,0 Excellent

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car, great price and great service.

2,0 Mediocre

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Your website had a picture of a convertible which is what we wanted. Of course there were none but the people from National said that this is a trick by Kyak to deceive their customers. We were really wanting that car and got screwed. Thanks for the LIE

4,4 Okay

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great and drop off was quick and easy.

Cons:

The pickup was terrible. Attendant in the lot just stared right through me as I asked a question 3 times and then yelled into his radio. Eventually I gave up and figured it out myself. He never acknowledged that I was even standing there. Then i walked all the way across the lot to the building and the clerk inside asked a bunch of questions about insurance even though I purchased it when I booked the car. I didn't know it was third party but he acted like it was no good. Then told me to go out by the fence to get a truck. The only vehicles by the fence were needing maintenance. Someone drove by and told me to go back in and have him call for one. So I did. Waited 15 more minutes and the lady from Alamo came to ask if I was waiting for a truck and that it had been parked on the other side.

1 out of 2

ACO Rent A Car

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Detroit

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338 Lucas Dr

+1 586 576 7818

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Detroit International Airport - 22768 Hoover Rd Warren Mi. 48089

+1 888 526 0440

Monday08:30 - 16:59
Tuesday08:30 - 16:59
Wednesday08:30 - 16:59
Thursday08:30 - 16:59
Friday08:30 - 16:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 16:59
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Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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Detroit City Airport

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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Detroit

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2068 E Street

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Bldg. 338, Lucas Drive

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1283 travellers who hired a car in Detroit gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,7

Car hire locations in or near Detroit

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a car hire in Detroit

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Top tips for hiring a car in Detroit

  • Experience the freedom and ultimate flexibility during your stay in Detroit and opt for a hire car upon your arrival. Public transport can be a hassle with delays, changing timetables, and expensive fares, so discover everything Detroit and the surrounding areas have to offer conveniently at your own place with a car.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport is situated just over 21 miles from the city center of Detroit, so with a hire car you will be at your next destination in under half an hour. Free shuttles pick travelers up from the terminals and bring them to the car hire center with companies offering vehicles of all shapes and sizes. The quickest way into Detroit is via the I-94 E.
  • Driving in Detroit can be a pleasant experience compared to many other US cities, as the streets are broad and usually well-lit. However, road conditions could be improved and potholes or cracks are not uncommon. Also be careful with lane changing, as in Detroit the left lane is not necessarily used by drivers to overtake, and they may even go slower than drivers in the right lane. Driving attentively and defensively will help getting around the city without any hassle or problems.
  • Michigan regularly has very cold winters with lots of snow, so when driving in Detroit during the cold season, make sure the hire car is equipped appropriately or ask for snow chains at a surcharge. During morning and evening rush hours (about 7-9 AM and 5-6 PM), traffic jams can occur, especially on the I-94, so, if possible, these times should be avoided to start a day trip. Always plan at least one hour in advance when driving during these times, and allow more time when going to the airport.
  • Book your car hire in Detroit at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Detroit are around 30% cheaper than other car types, on average

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