Having leased many cars and trucks I can tell you that when you enter a lease, you better be willing to drive it to the end or pay dearly to get out early.
When you drive a leased car off the lot, you have probably only paid about $2000 up front and the $30 car is now worth only $26K. So day one your upside down by 4K.
If he has a major problem, try to get out under the lemon law. If he just decided that he wanted something else, then he has two choices.
1. Come up with about 5K or more to get out of the lease early.
2. Drive it to the end of the lease.
In all reality, you can get out of a lease with minimal pain when you have about 4 months left on the lease. Before then, you are screwed.
Choose wisely Grasshopper!