Unique to Mazatlán are Pulmonia taxis. Pulmonias are gas-powered open-air taxis that look like sup'd up golf carts! Some have doors and others do not. Most have stereos and drive around with the music volume cranked up! Pulmonias are used primarily in the tourist zones of Mazatlán. Pulmonias are great for short journeys within the tourist zones of Mazatlán.
The majority of Pulmonias are actually Volkswagon engines with custom bodies on them. Years ago, an entrepeneur bought a bunch of 3 wheeled Cushmans that were used as taxis. The Volkswagons are the 2nd generation. They are getting old now, so there is a third generation that are Nissans that are just starting to appear in Mazatlán. You will find pulmonias primarily in the tourist zones of Mazatlán.
There is even a monument to the pulmonia on the Malecon.
We don't recommended you use Pulmonias to go to the airport because you need to go on a highway and the wind and heat are too much. Also, most of them don't have seatbelts so it is more dangerous.