I've towed my standard shift Mini many miles without problem. Actually there was a problem, the brake buddy was not set correctly and caused front brake damage. It is an easy car to tow and I now use ReadyBrute brake system. It certainly is a fun car to drive.
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler