swaybar end links can make your car feel like garbage up front too as they are the piece that connects the strut to the sway bar. Or it could just be the steering guibo as noted.
if it just feels sort of "buick-ish" then perhaps you just have the "over boosted" 2001 steering rack. Somehow I got lucky with my 01, it is not overboosted, but my wife's is. Go figure.