Like said earlier, a sloppy feeling, funny thing is though, most people over time get used to driving their car that way and really never notice it, unless REALLY BAD. Then when they are replaced, you go, "Wow! That's how it used to handle". Best way to check, if you can, get it on a lift, grab the arm and push and pull and watch the bushing, a bad one will have slop in it, a really bad one, you will actually see it torn. Oh and if it's is bad, more than likely your ball joints are too. Plus more than likely so are the motor mounts, might as well check everything while your at it.
This is a second generation forum, the newer model control arm rotates evenly within a central axis, the second gen bushing shares the same external dimensions, but the internal bushing is thicker with far less lateral movement allowed than the first generation's. The only way to know for sure if the bushing is torn is to look. If caught soon, a fluid stain would one indicator, but even a damp spot is not necessarily conclusive. In close with good lighting is about the only way to tell.
Second generation owners can relax on this issue, lower the car more than an inch, spend lots of time driving down railroad ties, then maybe a cause for concern.