Hi guys. Um i am going to go get my first bimmer 2morrow and was just wondering if it was worth turning it into my first project car. I've never really messed with cars; and this baby has 117k miles on it already. I made a deal with the dealer to buy it for 6k as is. but after thinking about it, I am kind of worried that it was a bad decision because i am sure the breaks have to be fixed (squeaking) And the steering is fairly stiff. (I am use to driving fairly newer cars 02-05, but my car was recently stolen, reason for the downgrade : / ) And lastly the "check engine" light is on.
So what should i get checked first to make it run good, and than what can i do to make it run better?